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“But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.”

II Timothy 2:16

I have engaged in my fair share of spiritual conversations with others, some with whom I have disagreed passionately with. I remember a conversation I was having with a friend that was not godly even though the message I was trying to relay was godly. There were non-Christians who were reading this debate we were having, and I can assure it did not lead them to Christ. I was trying to flex some spiritual muscle, but I ended up flexing my ungodliness. My friend did not return to God due to our conversation, and my lost friends who were bystanders did not come asking me how to be saved. At the end of the day, no one cared about what I knew because I was participating in profane and useless babblings.

We often get caught up in our own pride and trying to show people how “spiritual” we are. We engage in conversation that seems spiritual, but that could not be further from the truth. We wage war on Facebook, email and text messages. We try to brag on what we are doing for God and engage on spiritual topics that will only lead to inciting an argument. We try to puff out our spiritual chest, and we are only seeking to bringing glory to ourselves. 

I have had to apologize for the hurt I caused while engaging in these conversations. I have come to learn that it is best to avoid these types of conversations and to steer clear away from engaging in these vain babblings. We should not argue for the sake of argument, but instead we should desire to be godly and seek to please God. We should seek God’s approval, and not the approval of those we are trying to impress with our Biblical “knowledge”. 

What about you friend? Do you ask questions to engage in battle of words or wits? Do you engage in profane and vain babblings in conversation? Do you seek God’s glory or your own glory? Do you seek to be godly or are you engaging in conversation that leads to ungodliness? Be careful what you say and to whom you say it as a lost world is watching. May our conversation lead to godliness and may we abstain from foolish conversation. Proverbs 22:3 states, “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.” May we hide ourselves from profane conversation, and may we increase unto more godliness. 

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