Water bottles. As much as I hate to admit it, I use them even though I know they pollute the earth. Of course, to make myself feel better I use them and reuse them. And I tell myself that everybody uses them so what difference does it make if I use them too?
This doesn’t make it any more right. Galatians 6:5 tells us we are each responsible for our own conduct. We all know pollution is bad, but what about spiritual pollution? We rarely think about it. More times than not, we just go with the flow not wanting to make a fuss. After all, we don’t want our friends to think we’re one of those Christians who doesn’t have a sense of humor or is just too uptight to enjoy life.
The NLT version translates the above verse this way: If the godly give in to the wicked, it's like polluting a fountain or muddying a spring. So think about that. Every time we give into wickedness, we are polluting the world a bit more. That’s not a pleasant thought, is it?
Now is the time to act. Take an active and responsible step to change the pollution of your life.
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