One sure lesson history teaches us: the more association we have with evil the less evil it appears. The commonness of vice makes it seem harmless and respectable. But neither ugliness gets pretty nor wrong gets right by association, we just get more accustomed to it. We change, not the evil influencing us. Thus, through a gradual process, environment can tempt the purest to pursue things once despised.

Lest we come to adore what we now abhor, may we not take these simple but deadly steps: associating with evil, condoning evil, approving evil, embracing evil, becoming addicted to evil.

“Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good” (Romans 12:9).

via Findlay church of Christ
Sparta, TN

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