By Ken Blue
Making friends with the ungodly. Friendliness and friendship are not the same. You become like those who are your friends.
Having a goal to get rich. Those who have this as a goal have a distorted view of life, of values, and of people. They are users.
Dishonoring your parents. A lack of respect for parents reveals an ungrateful and selfish heart.
Feeding your mind on trash. You are “trashy” because you feed on trash.
Drinking alcohol and using drugs. These distort your judgment; making fools of men and women.
Having the “late” habit. Successful people value time. When you are late, you show you have little or no respect for others.
Having the “I don’t care” attitude. This is an attitude of indifference, and shows that you are lazy, selfish, and spoiled.
Having the “I quit” habit. Those who quit when the going gets rough, show they are wimps, and are totally lacking in character.
Giving your mind and body over to sex. Sex is intended for married couples. When you ignore this, you destroy your self-respect, your conscience, your reputation, and your health.
Rejecting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. By rejecting Jesus as Lord and Savior, you miss the purpose for this life, and eternal life at death.
Pastor Ken Blue was born in Boswell, Ark. In 1955 he accepted Christ as his Savior. He and his wife Joyce were married in 1955. They have 5 children. He graduated from Midwestern Baptist Bible College in 1969 and started the Open Door Baptist Church in Lynnwood, Wa. where he pastored for 39 years. Because of health issues (ALS) he was forced to resign as pastor. It is his desire to continue to be used of God to help pastors and believers through this ministry.
Al Hughes says
Great article. Would make good fodder for preaching. May it get wide readership. Thanks Brother Blue.
Great article indeed! Thanks, Dr. Blue.
great article says
Thank you Dr Ken Blue l am enjoying reading your articles. I look forward to hearing from you. You have always been a blessing to me.
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Im not good with gmail but l enjoy reading your articles and using your online teaching. You are always a blessing to me.
Ken Blue says
THANK YOU DAVID.