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Saturday, October 29, 2005

It Effects You

Two weeks ago at Awana, we talked about how sin can effect you. We've been learning about the Corinthians. In some regards their culture was a lot like the American culture today. Saturated with sin.
"When you're around something long enough, it's no longer offensive to you."
How true this is.
When my sister [and best friend] goes away to college, it hurts. I miss her immensely. But the pain always dulls after a couple of weeks. I get used to it.
That's the way it can be with sin. We simply get used to it. Even worse, we can enjoy it.
Proverbs 12:26 says, "The righteous should choose his friends carefully, for the way of the wicked leads them astray."
To paraphrase: those who you surround yourself with will effect you. For good or ill.
Surround yourself with godliness and be repelled by sin.
"He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed." -Proverbs 13:20

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