What should I never accept? - Acceptance - TouchPoints

What should I never accept?

2 Chronicles 34:3-7During the eighth year of his reign, while he was still young, Josiah began to seek the God of his ancestor David. Then in the twelfth year he began to purify Judah and Jerusalem, destroying all the pagan shrines, the Asherah poles, and the carved idols and cast images. [4] He ordered that the altars of Baal be demolished and that the incense altars which stood above them be broken down. He also made sure that the Asherah poles, the carved idols, and the cast images were smashed and scattered over the graves of those who had sacrificed to them. [5] He burned the bones of the pagan priests on their own altars, and so he purified Judah and Jerusalem. [6] He did the same thing in the towns of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, even as far as Naphtali, and in the regions all around them. [7] He destroyed the pagan altars and the Asherah poles, and he crushed the idols into dust. He cut down all the incense altars throughout the land of Israel. Finally, he returned to Jerusalem.Josiah . . . ordered that the altars of Baal be demolished and that the incense altars which stood above them be broken down.

Ephesians 4:29-30Don't use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. [30] And do not bring sorrow to God's Holy Spirit by the way you live. Remember, he has identified you as his own, guaranteeing that you will be saved on the day of redemption.

We must never accept or tolerate sin in our lives. We should never decide we’re “good enough” because we sin less than someone else. Everyone has a sinful nature and everyone has certain sins to which they are particularly vulnerable. Left unchecked, those sins, no matter how small, will begin to grow and spread like a malignant tumor, affecting all we think and do.

1 Samuel 8:3But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.But they were not like their father, for they were greedy for money. They accepted bribes and perverted justice.

Ephesians 5:4Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes-these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.

Accepting sinful practices, either by participating in them or winking at them, is dishonoring to God. Accepting corruption from corrupt people will certainly cause us to become corrupt.