From teenagers to adulthood, there are many social and performance pressures we are plagued with. Whether you are working hard to fit in and conform with a social clique at school to living beyond your means to keep up with the Jones, peer pressure brings a lot of stress and negativity into our lives. Trying to fit into a specific group is not all that it is made out to be. In times like these, it is best to look at the word and see what God has to say about this. Here are some helpful bible verses on peer pressure that will shine some light on this very sensitive topic.

Proverbs 1:10
“My son, if sinners try to lead you into sin, do not go with them.”

Exodus 23:2
“You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you are called to testify in a dispute, do not be swayed by the crowd to twist justice.”

Proverbs 4:14-15
“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 27:12
“The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.”

Psalm 1:1-2
“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.”

1 Corinthians 10:13
“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.”

Proverbs 13:19-20
“It is so good when wishes come true, but fools hate to stop doing evil. Spend time with the wise and you will become wise, but the friends of fools will suffer.”

1 Corinthians 15:33
“Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Romans 12:2
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

1 John 2:15
“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.”

2 Corinthians 6:8
“We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us. We are honest, but they call us impostors.”

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Thessalonians 2:4
“But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.”

Galatians 1:10
“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.”

Colossians 3:23
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

Matthew 5:37
“Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.”

1 Peter 4:4
“Of course, your former friends are surprised when you no longer plunge into the flood of wild and destructive things they do. So they slander you.”

Romans 12:14
“Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.”

Philippians 4:13
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Ephesians 6:11
“Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”

Galatians 5:16
“But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.”

Galatians 5:25
“Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.”

Ephesians 5:11
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them.”