But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. I John 1:7
You love not holy, edifying discourse of God, and of heavenly things: your hearts rise against it, and you hate and scorn it, as if all serious talk of God were but hypocrisy, and God were to be banished out of our discourse. Richard Baxter
I think a lot of talk we call fellowship is just worldly talk about worldly things. True fellowship needs to be as Baxter describes it, ‘serious talk of God’. The problem is, the average Christian has not put enough in their heart and mind to seriously discourse of God and heavenly things. The average Christian thinks you are a hypocrite if you talk of edifying things, God or heaven. In reality they despise godly discourse. Really, a good Christian should despise worldly conversation.
When most people start to have a serious talk of God, others start to get nervous, don’t have anything to say, or try changing the subject. If a Christian is living a spirit filled life, sooner or later it will come out in their conversation. The problem is people aren’t walking in the light. You need light to see where you are going. Try reading something that will put godly thoughts in your mind so you can have a godly discourse. You need something edifying and full of life in your mind to start or continue a godly conversation.
Godly conversation should be like music to the Christian’s ear. It should be pleasant and cause rejoicing in the heart. Talking about the world and worldly things should cause grief to a godly Christian. It will wear them out. Have you ever been in a conversation with someone complaining about everything or just constantly talking of the world. It is tiring listening to that. So why don’t you work on trying to have good spiritual conversation with the saints of God today. Try and get something from God you can talk about and try to edify someone else.
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