Lips, Lips, Lips

Let's put you in a situation. You are with a friend. You meet some of your other "friends" and they ask you and your friend to come with them to watch a movie at the movie theater. Now these "friends" who have asked you to come with them, you know to not be very discerning, or responsible. You know they have watched some bad movies, but they say this one is alright and it's "only" rated PG-13. You ask for a moment and you ask your friend what he thinks. Now your friend is the exact opposite of your other "friends". He is very responsible and discerning. He tells you he thinks we should say "no" and go over to his house and memorize verses from 2 Peter. You know your friend is probably right, but you want to impress some of the guys (or girls) who are there, by doing what they do. What do you do?

It may not seem like a very hard choice, but if you were in that situation you would feel some heat.

Proverbs 10:32 says, "The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse." Your friend knows what is acceptable (if he is righteous). Your other friends only know perverse things. I've been in these situations before as you probably have also. What matters is what decision you make.


P.S. I will try to post again today, so look back tonight.
P.P.S. Leeland came out with their new CD last Tuesday and you can listen to it for free by going to their website and clicking "listen to Opposite Way". They'll ask you a few questions, like what state you live in; don't worry about answering those questions.


Uncle Nate March 11, 2008 at 5:18 PM  


Great blog. I've been enjoying reading all you guys.

Thanks for the heads up on Leeland's album. I gave it a listen. I liked some songs better than others. I thought that 'May Our Praise' had potential because the lyrics were great, but the lack of a coherent melody disuaded me. I did like the base line on Beginning and the End. My favorites were the first song and Falling for You - what is that instrument at the beginning? electric banjo? a dobro? a slack electric guitar? Whatever, it has a cool sound.

Regarding your question about friends. I have been in that situation and have gone both ways. (Though I must admit, when I said 'no' to the movie it was to go swimming and read comic books,not memorize Bible verses...)

Was it a real situation? How did you handle it?

ps - Aunt Jen, Mav, Wyatt and Jesse Rose all say 'hi' to you and everyone there.


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