Monday, March 30, 2015

What kind of company?

Thanks for joining me on a journey to evaluate our social media usage. Does the Bible really have anything to say about this internet age and how it relates to me? Read on to find out!

There's a Biblical principle that holds true, whether we like it or not. 

Bad company corrupts good character. 

It's from 1 Corinthians 15:33 and it goes like this,

"Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

Lots of people ARE deceived about this.  They think, "I need to be out there being a positive force in a whole lot of negative."  We have been warned!  Don't be deceived! 

All of that bad (virtual) company will corrupt you. 

Evidently, if it was easy to realize this principle was true, we wouldn't be warned not to be deceived about it! 

Don't be deceived.  If you are surrounded by bad company, it will eventually seep it's way through you and corrupt you.  It doesn't matter if your "friends" on Facebook proclaim to be Christians, they still could be bad company.  You might think you're getting re-connected with old friends, but they still could be bad company.  You might have accepted friend requests from family members or other relatives, they could still be bad company. 

And bad company will corrupt YOU.

Their negative will eventually wear down your positive.  

My friends, is it really worth it? 

Take a look at the rest of the series here:

- What does it make you think about?
- Are there too many words?

 - Are you reading gossip or gossiping?
- Is it slander?
- Is it unwholesome?
- Is it unfit for use God’s use?
- Is it foul, filthy or coarse?
- Does it grieve the Holy Spirit?
- Is it silly talk?
- Is it a word fitly spoken?
- Are you busy-bodying?
- Do you blab your good works?
- Are you wasting time or being idle?
- Is it first world drama?
 - Is it bad company?
- Is it the appropriate medium of communication?

- Is it promoting “WITH” for the best interests of my family?