Influence   2 comments

Rom. 14, 7

1.  Everyone has an influence over others whom he touches in life.  We are conscious of the atmosphere of another’s life and presence.  We are social beings and help to make up our brother’s world.

2.  Whether it is helpful or hurtful influence depends upon one’s life.  Corrupt tree, corrupt fruit.  Sinful life, hurtful influence; righteous life, helpful influence.  “Numbers tend to make a cause strong; Numbers and character do make a strong cause.”

3.  To live in sin is bad enough, to lead another into it is far worse.  To go to Hell is inexpressibly horrible; to drag down others too is infinitely worse.  Hence the hurt of evil associates is seen.  Bad company is a terror.  “One sinner destroyeth much good.”  It stops not when one dies.  1 Tim. 5, 24-25

4.  Every true Christian helps the cause of right, making it easier for others to live right.

5.  God will reward us some day for our influence.  The hurt or good we have done will not be forgotten, for whether we live or die we are the Lord’s.  Be sure the life is right.

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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