What does it mean to “guard your eargate”?


Clarify Share Report Asked May 02 2022 Mini Teresa Crosby

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I can't cite the source of the quote in the question, but our senses -- and especially our eyes (sight) and ears (hearing) -- are the means by which we receive information from the world around us. In many respects, the reception of that information is voluntary and within our power of choice.

That being the case, it is the responsibility of the followers of Christ to assure to the greatest extent possible that such information -- especially information that we choose to act or dwell upon -- conforms to the guidelines for human conduct that God has specified in His word (the Bible), and that information that seeks to influence us to act counter to those guidelines is rejected, removed from our thoughts, and/or acted against as quickly or deliberately as possible.

May 03 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Patricia Robinson
Shalom! Our Scripture study teacher just spoke on this topic last night! She quoted brother Messer who said, "What we hear, we will repeat." She explained how she understood that quote by saying, "We may not repeat it out loud, but we will most likely repeat it to ourselves. And if what we hear is unhealthy, repeated oftened, brings about unhealthy results to others and ourselves."

May 05 2022 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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