“I urge you, brothers and sisters, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people. Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil.” (Romans 16 v 17-19)
Four simple words emboldened there. Remember the Apostle has told them to greet one another with a holy kiss but now it is the direct opposite to that. Avoid, give a wide berth, walk away; don’t go near these Church destroyers.
- Don’t be hospitable to everyone. There are some you should not fellowship with. Wisdom is knowing who to leave behind.
- Don’t walk with people who are only in it for themselves otherwise you will end up not only walking with them but also serving their selfish agendas.
- Don’t be taken in by the praise of man which is a drug to lull you into false security.