II Peter 2:5-8
"And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly; And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)"
Peter a man of real experience is speaking here. He speaks of
The bible speaks of clouds without rain. We are warned about such people- people who do not have inner victory but speak of such victories. When you speak to deceivers you must cleanse yourself because that spirit is contagious. When you talk to others you must be careful. If you are not in the Spirit, their words will pull you down. They can speak great swelling words. Only those who bring every thought to be examined by Christ are useful for God's service. Relatives who put on religion are a great danger. Beware of their thoughts. Great is the mystery of godliness. Be alert.
I know a young man who was very eager to preach in his church. It was his ruin. Do not seek conspicuity. Sound Christian life is very difficult to obtain. Our friends must be chosen by God. We must be cleansed from the evil that comes into us by hearing evil conversation. Great is the purpose God is preparing you for, and Satan wants you to deviate from the right path. Men of God did not swerve from the path God showed them. They rather lay down their lives than to turn aside.