KEY SCRIPTURE :1Corinth 15:33 KJV “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”
WE continue with our discussions on being strong in the Lord. One aspect of our lives that can seriously affect our strength or weakness is the associations we keep. What. counsel do you receive or what examples are you watching? As the saying goes, you are what you eat. In a similar vein you are what kind of information you hear. Our key scripture says, we should not be deceived bad communication corrupt good manners. Good communications would also improve good manners.
Some Christians are carnal because of the associations they have, Some Christians still maintain non-Christians as their close pals. How can light have fellowship with darkness? The influence you may be receiving, may not come from a physical human but from a book or the internet. If it is a wrong material, it would negatively affect you. The young boy, girl or person who watches pornography pictures may be doing it alone, yet his good manners would be seriously corrupted. Many people out of lack of discipline or self-control watch all kinds of wrong stuff from the internet. Some have even ended up committing suicide. In some cases, it may not be immoral, yet it takes so much of their time. An example is playing games or watching football.
In 2nd Samuel 13, King David’s first Son Amnon, had a friend called Jonadab who managed to advise him to craftily rape his own sister, Tamar. This error set off a series of troubles in David’s house, to the point that, Absalom rose up against David to overthrow him from the throne. Who or what is influencing you? Some men have broken away with their wives due to the wrong influence of some friends, and It is vice versa for some women too. They are always with friends at drinking spots. This should not be the lot of a Christian.
YOU have power over who becomes your friend. Ask yourself, what kind of person am I associated with? Where would such a friendship lead me. A good friend acts like iron that would sharpen another iron. You must also choose right material sources that inform and instruct you well. There are books written by very anointed men of God, go for such books. Refuse to visit the internet sites that show unclean stuff. If you have certain information on your mobile phone that would not help you, please delete them from your phone. Do not allow anything that would not help your faith to grow strong influence you. Dear child of God, never lose sight of the fact that, we have heaven to go. Do everything to make it to heaven.
Thank you, heavenly father for wisdom to choose rightly every time. I walk with the right people and learn from right sources. My faith is strengthened by of the inspired material I feed on. My life is a success in Jesus name.
Psalms 119:9 KJV. “Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.”
2 Corinth 6:14 KJV” Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”