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Boys seem especially attracted to mud. We would look for puddles to ride our bikes through at top speed when I was a boy. The trouble is we could not do that without getting dirty. Our moms were not always happy! An old farmer saying is, “When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.” In human terms, it is clear that the company we keep and the people we associate with can have an effect on us—dirt sticks.

God expects humans to follow His high standard of moral behavior. Paul was clear when he said to flee sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 6:15-18 1 Corinthians 6:15-18 15 Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ? shall I then take the members of Christ, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. 16 What? know you not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, said he, shall be one flesh. 17 But he that is joined to the Lord is one spirit. 18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body.
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). In many cases, our society has turned a blind eye to the moral code of the Bible. The end result is a slide into a society that has few or no standards. God commands His people to come out of that sort of society because association with such company erodes His moral code, which takes effort to follow. The easy road leads to death (Matthew 7:13 Matthew 7:13Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
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