1 Timothy 5:22 EVS "Do not be hasty in the laying on of hands, nor take part in the sins of others; keep yourself pure."Sadly it was easier to go along with them than stand opposed! As a young boy, wanting to be with the 'in" crowd, I found myself going along with them but not realizing what they (and I) were up to! Today's verse shares about not being hasty to go along with others and taking part in their sin! The courage needed to stand opposed to the group of boys wasn't something I had back then. Going along with the crowd got me in trouble more times than I care to admit but as I grew older and wiser, I began to realize the motive of the group and found myself standing opposed to the point where I no longer hung out with them. Not choosing to stand against the status quo because we want to feel part of the group is never a good thing. Staying pure, as the verse ends, means spending more time walking with Christ and the Holy Spirit than those who seek to do wrong! Find strength in Christ, to stand opposed to what we know is wrong! peace, tom
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