When I was younger I liked to play basketball and so I decided to play for a team so after joining the team the coach would cuss and give us a piece of his mind when he was mad. And of course being in the church my whole life and hearing him cuss made me mad so I quit. So I got bored after a while, not having anything to do so I decided to play football. And within a week of starting the coach started to cuss big time. So eventually I realized I was slowly being introduced to the world.
In 1 John 2:15 we read that we should not love the world or the things in it. Also in Ephesians 4:20-32 we read of a new man versus the old man. The old man grows corrupt according to the deceitful lust. It reads, “But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. Be angry, and do not sin: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give [a]place to the devil. Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need. Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.”
I once read a story about two girls that ran away from home. They were in a little alleyway between two buildings. One girl looked at the other and said tell me why you are here. She said I ran away from home because the rules are so strict but I kind of miss my parents. So the other girl looked her right in the eyes and said why don’t you go back home? She looked at her right in the eyes and said I don’t know where home is.
If you don’t know where home is, please get right with the Lord.
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