The Hurt of Evil Associations   1 comment


Above:  Second Avenue Bridge, Spanning the Oostanaula River on State Route 101 (Second Avenue), Rome, Floyd County, Georgia

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = HAER GA,58-ROM,2–3


1 Cor. 15, 33

1.  In war ’tis a serious blunder to underestimate the strength of the foe.  Men are prone to do this touching evil associates.  A great harvest may grow from a small seed.

2.  Familiarity lessens the sense of danger, as with carpenters and railroad men.  “Vice is a monster of so frightful mien,” etc.  Here is sure and real peril.

3.  Sinful suggestions are almost sure to damage one’s morals.  They are liable to grow be purposes.  Thus the devil hopes by temptation to reach men.  The sense of sin is dulled, thus the way to sin is paved.

4.  Evil, Godless associates are positively injurious.  Thus many a life has been ruined.

Parents need to be very careful to their children’s associates.

The Etowah & the Oostanaula Rivers, one clean and the other muddy, flow together at Rome & form a muddy river.  “Be not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.”  “No man liveth to himself.”

5.  The only hope of some men is for them to change their associates.  We all need the daily presence and help of the great Companion.  Know and commence with Him.


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