1 Corinthians 15:33 – “Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” (NASB)
It would have been a waste of money if we had installed it without cleaning out the corrosion. Helping my daughter’s boyfriend replace his car battery, I shared with him a simple way of getting rid of the corrosion that had built up on his battery cables - mix a little baking soda with water and brush it on to remove the corrosion. We were going to put the new battery in, but we had to get rid of the corrosion on the battery terminals or else the new battery would have died just like the old one. Today's scripture shares about not being deceived, that hanging out with the wrong crowd will corrupt our good morals. There's so much truth to that verse. One bad apple can rot the entire bag in no time at all. In life, there will be those who will try and pull us away from what we know to be good and truthful. If we follow, we will eventually find ourselves moving the line of right and wrong to the wrong side. Sadly, we will try to justify the move. Just like with the battery terminals, we need to clean out the corrosion in our life and that may just mean saying good bye to those things that corrupt our walk with Christ. As always, it comes down to choice. Let's not deceive ourselves and clean out the garbage!
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
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