Evil Company

Do not be deceived: “Evil company corrupts good morals” (1 Corinthians 15:33).

On a recent Sunday morning, an electronic message went out to a group of church friends. I was on that list. The message was a filthy joke.

When the young man who sent the message realized his error, he apologized. Someone had sent the obscenity to him, and when trying to delete it, he accidentally sent it to us instead. Most of us have made the same error of sending something we didn’t intend to send.

While this young man sent the crude story by accident when trying to delete it, what about the friend who sent it to him purposely?

A friend who intentionally forwards that kind of information is not the kind of friend a Christian needs. This is a good reminder to all of us about the company we keep.

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers (Ephesians 4:29).


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