It’s one of those things where I usually like to point out what I should do so that it becomes obvious what I should not do. Today is a bit different.
Happiness depends on not walking with not taking the counsel and advice that comes from those who are intent and making decisions to be “evil” to others. Happiness depends on not walking with those who are in the habit of sinning with no intention of “repenting” their ways. Happiness depends on not spending too much time with those who scoff at others.
Basically God knows this road that He has charted for us and He happens to know the road these other people have decided to take. He wants to make sure we do not take their road or walk with them off the one He has prepared for us.
My feeling is that when we look at our lives and are missing the happiness that comes from following Jesus, there is a good chance we are walking with someone who has set us off course.