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Abstain From Unholy Joints

Abstain From Unholy

Joints!

 

 

You’ve already put in your time in that God-ignorant way of life, partying night after night, a drunken and profligate life. Now it’s time to be done with it for good Of course, your old friends don’t understand why you don’t join in with the old gang anymore. But you don’t have to give an account to them

(1Peter 4:3-4 MSG).

 

 

Someone once asked me if it’s wrong for a Christian to go to night clubs. My response was that the night clubs don’t promote godly activities, therefore it’s not a place for Christians. The activities in such places are to say the least, carnal; they don’t add any spiritual value to you as a Christian, so don’t patronize such. 

 

In 1 John 2:15-17 the Bible says “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him…”This is a clear indication for us to abstain from unwholesome and unedifying assemblies. The night clubs and pubs promote ungodly activities and are therefore not the right place for a Christian to hang out. The Bible says in Psalm 1:1, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”You’re blessed for refraining or abstaining from such unholy gatherings where impious acts of darkness are promoted and aggrandized.

 

 

The pubs, taverns, dance floors, and the songs in such places are of the world, and 2 Corinthians 6:14-15 says,“Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?”

 

 

 

Notice in the verses above that the Church is called “righteousness,” and the world is called “unrighteousness.” We’re also called “light” and the world is called “darkness.” So, there’s no action that glorifies Jesus—who is the Light of the world in such places as the night club or strip joint. Therefore you shouldn’t go to such places except for evangelical outreaches, if led by the Spirit. Some believers have actually taken advantage of such gatherings to propagate the Gospel and used such venues for outreaches where many souls were won to Christ; that’s commendable!

 

 

 

Prayer

 

 

Dear heavenly Father,

I thank you for showing me in your Word today the importance of abstaining from unholy assemblies! I am about your number one business only, which is to bring souls out of darkness into your marvelous light,

in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

 

     

FURTHER STUDY

 

Galatians: 5:19-21

 

 

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

 

1 Year Bible reading plan: John 12:20-50; 2 Kings 18-19

2 Year Bible reading plan:  Mark 13:12-23; Numbers29

Aisha Ahmad

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