The word translated communications, above is the Greek “Homilia” and it has to do with such conversation or communion that is coming from companionship; those you associate with, the effect, in the context of our opening verse, shows the importance of being mindful of your associations; those you listen to and relate with; they can corrupt your life.
When you study the verses preceding our theme verse, the Apostle Paul gives us the picture of certain people who had been teaching others that there is not going to be a resurrection. Listening to such false teachings, the Bible says, can give a corrupt mind-set.
Do not just listen to any preacher or teacher because they seem to be saying something religious. Do not receive counsel from just anyone, neither should you read every book and listen to every preacher you see on TV. The Bible says to prove every doctrine; it is the reason you must study and know the Scriptures for yourself, so you are not tossed around by every wind of doctrine. Your behaviour, your life, would be greatly affected by their communication (Ephesians 4:14).
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You may think the communication or information being passed to you is harmless. However, it is akin to somebody sowing the wrong seeds in your garden, while you simply look on. Those seeds would certainly grow. You may say, “I’m just listening or reading the book; I really don’t believe the message.” Do not be deceived; they are sowing seeds into your life that will reproduce.
Let the wisdom of God guide you in choosing your friends; those you move with; those who inspire you to greatness and excellence; those who inspire the best in you to fulfil God’s purpose for your life. If someone, whom you may even respect, tells you something you know is not consistent with the Word, reject it. Accept only that which is consistent with the word of righteousness in Christ Jesus.
Culled from Rhapsody of Realities Daily Devotional. Visit the Rhapsody of Realities Website.
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