GUARD THE GATES

My son, if your heart is wise,
then my heart will be glad;
My inmost being will rejoice
when your lips speak what is right.

Prov. 23:15-16


THESE are a few scriptures which relate the Lord's wisdom concerning those things to which we should not submit our minds (or the minds of those for whom we care).

Psalm 101:3 I will set before my eyes no vile thing.


I Thes. 5:22 Keep away from evil in every form.


Colosians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.


I Timothy 6:20 Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge.


Psalm 1:1 Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers.


II Corinthians 10:4b-5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.


Ephesians 5:11-12 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.


Can a book or film be regarded as a "companion" (at least in the manner in which it has access to our inner being)?


Proverbs 13:20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.


I Corinthians 15:33 Do not be misled: "Bad company corrupts good character."




Rescue those being led away to death;
Hold back those staggering toward slaugh
ter.

Proverbs 24:11

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