What sort of things must a Christian avoid in order to remain on the right road?

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  1. Bad company: the type that spends time idling, engages in improper talk, blasphemes God or other people, and incites oneself or others to commit sin.

    Ps. 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.

    1 Cor. 15:33: Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

    1 Tim. 5:13: And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which they ought not.

    Being idle is not wise, because idleness does not inspire good incentives or thoughts, but induces us to dwell on the evil thoughts and temptations that arise from our hearts and our surroundings.

  2. Using drugs and alchohol to satisfy lust or to induce a state of intoxication. When we are faced with difficulties, we must not seek refuge in such things, but rather trust in God and ask Him for help; for He helps us in the right way at the right time according to His good will.

    Note: Even a little experimentation with drugs may be detrimental, because it may lead to addiction and a person’s ruin.

    Prov. 23:32: Look not upon the wine when it is red.

    Eph. 5:18: Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess.

    1 Cor. 6:10: Drunkards shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

  3. Dancing of the type that involves sexually arousing movement and music, improper words, and company that tempts one to engage in sin.

    Rom. 13:13-14: Let us walk honestly as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying, but put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision of the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

  4. The wrong type of spirituality and all other fleshly pursuits.

  5. We are also to beware that we do not use our eyes to view, our ears to hear, or our imagination to follow and approve films, programs or other forms of entertainment and life styles that glorify crime, immorality, unfaithfulness and other types of sinful living.

    Assignment: Discuss: Where will we possibly be confronted with such forms of entertainment, and when so confronted, what should we do?

    Note: Everything that God has created also has its right use. It is used properly when its use is in accordance with God’s Commandments.

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