It's the day after you were hanging out with some of your friends or acquaintances and you feel terrible about yourself. Your good intentions fell by the wayside and you ended up acting just like everyone else.
--You got pulled down to their level...again.
This is an all too familiar story.
You want to help others; after all, Jesus was a "friend of sinners" so you are just following in His footsteps...Right?
------Today I want to introduce you to a concept I call, Spiritual Gravity.
I am not a scientist, however, I can speak a little about gravity.
In essence, it is the thing that pulls you down. It keeps your feet on the ground, right where they should be.
Spiritual Gravity is the reason you feel awful about yourself after an evening with a group of people that you should not be spending an evening with. Despite your best intentions, Spiritual Gravity always seems to get you.
You reason to yourself that you are going to be a light in a dark place.
Paul says, "Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals."
We both know from experience that there is something to heed in Paul's words.
---Gravity is unrelenting.
-It never gives. It never lets up. It never rests.
---It always pulls you down.