Avoiding peer pressure can sometimes be challenging. As young adults, teenagers can experience an unsaid level of pressure that leads them against their values, morals, and beliefs. To combat negative peer pressure in their daily life, check out these comforting Bible verses on peer pressure to help you find the strength to make the right choice.
“A man of too many friends comes to ruin, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” | Proverbs 18:24
“And a man named Joseph, who was a member of the Council, a good and righteous man (he had not consented to their plan and action), a man from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God; this man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus.” | Luke 23:50-52
“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” | Romans 12:2
“and worthless men gathered about him, scoundrels, who proved too strong for Rehoboam, the son of Solomon, when he was young and timid and could not hold his own against them.” | 2 Chronicles 13:7
“Blessed [is] the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.” | James 1:12-15
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” | Psalm 1:1-2
“But they were insistent, with loud voices asking that He be crucified. And their voices began to prevail. And Pilate pronounced sentence that their demand be granted.” | Luke 23:23-24
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”” | 1 Corinthians 15:33
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” | 1 John 2:15
“Do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them;” | Ephesians 5:11
“Don’t do as the wicked do, and don’t follow the path of evildoers. Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way. Turn away and keep moving.” | Proverbs 4:14-15
“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” | Galatians 1:10
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, But the companion of fools will suffer harm.” | Proverbs 13:20
“My son, if sinners try to lead you into sin, do not go with them.” | Proverbs 1:10
“The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.” | Proverbs 27:12
“The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.” | 1 Corinthians 10:13
“Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” | Acts 5:29
“Wishing to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas for them, and after having Jesus scourged, he handed Him over to be crucified.” | Mark 15:15
“You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice;” | Exodus 23:2
While you are resting in bed, listen to these words of healing and encouragement spoken from God in the Bible. More than 50 verses were chosen for you to help center your spirit today.
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Masters Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years. If you would like to reach out to contact Natalie, then go here to send her a message.