# Arithmetic that shows how to associate

I write to you today. What you are, depend on whom you connect with. In the arithmetic field of study, arithmetic academicians brought to proof that

1×1=1

2×2=4

3×3=9

4×3=12

12×5=60

They all stand accepted as a law proven.

This is great. That’s arithmetic.

Why all this hype? I was just in my room working on my blog when i got this inspiration in a still voice.

You know even and odd numbers? I answered, yes. And i started mentioning them;
even numbers – 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 54, 100, 500, 2554 etc.
odd numbers – 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 53, 99, 499, 2553 etc.

Also, do you know that an odd number multiplied by an odd number equals an odd number? I answered inside of me, Ya; wondering why this?!?

3×3=9

9×9=81

99×99=9801

Like wise an even number multiplied by an even number equals an even number. I marveled.

2×2=4

4×4=16

2554×2554=6,522,916

Also, an odd number multiplied by an even number equals an even number and vice versa. I smiled.

3×4=12
5×12=60
6×3=18
18×7=126

It reminds me of my primary school days. What a memory lane!.

I gently asked, so what do you mean by all these?

Inspire someone with all of these. I asked how?

Just listen; and I did.

After listening, I exclaimed wonderful!.

Today, I’m sharing this piece with you. I call it Arithmetic of Association; this is in Spanish. In English – Arithmetic of Association. It is an arithmetic of inspiration that states that, what you are depend on whom you connect with.

On Y’ Va – Let’s go there.

Firstly, Let me ask you this question. Can a blind man lead a blind man?

For me, Impossible; because both will be lost. When two wrong people associate, the result tells negative because;

a companion of fools suffers harm (Proverbs 13:20b)

Arithmetic Illustration – 1×1=1, 3×3=9, 7×7=49 etc.

Secondly, when a reputable person associate with same of his/her kind, they learn from each other. None influence they other negatively. None corrupts they other. Their paths are right and they walk in dominion because;

they that walk with the wise grows wise (Proverbs 13:20a)

Lastly, You can change a corrupt person for the better because Christ came for the sinners. You don’t have to neglect them and regard them as the worst persons. NO!. You can change them. But, in your course of changing them, they try to corrupts you, BACK OFF IMMEDIATELY else you will be healing wounds the moment you get back to your senses. Romans 16:17 says –

I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

It’s true that wrong association corrupts good manners. The Word of God does not lie. The Word of God says that if your eye causes you to sin, cut it off.

Disassociate immediately. Walk with wisdom in this course. But if no corruption keep on my dear.

Those who desire to change from their odd ways, read below.

walk with the wise and become wise for if you choose to be in the company of fools you will suffer harm. (Proverbs 13:20).

A good friend is a blessing from God.

BUT, when a wise person is trying to change a corrupt person for the better, don’t corrupt the wise person else the person might watch out and RUNAWAY without looking back.

Jesus Christ was on a watch on those He changed. He use wisdom to change them. So my dear people of honour, USE WISDOM FOR IT IS PROFITABLE. IT IS NOT BY YOUR STRENGTH BUT BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD.

Arithmetic Illustration – 2×3=6, 4×5=20, 5×20=100, 11×12=132 etc.

That’s while it is advisable to associate with the wise and avoid bad company; not to reject nor neglect them but be on the watch as you associate with them. Also, the devil can penetrate the wise to devour them but I leave you with this

Don’t give the devil a corridor else he will build a mansion

..Franklyn Akam