Unprofitable And Profitable Conversations

2 Timothy 2:16-18–But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.


Shun profane and vain babblings–Avoid conversations that show disregard or contempt for sacred things.  Avoid conversations that have no real value and are fruitless.  Keep away from people that habitually talk unwisely or too much.  We should find a way to politely excuse ourselves and get out of and away from these things.

They will increase unto more ungodliness–These kinds of conversations and people will proceed further away from that which is godly.  The words of these people will spread corruption and eat away at our own spirituality.  Their words will weaken us spiritually.  They are not in line with the word of God and their words will overthrow the faith of some.

Seek the positive conversations and people–Let us seek out and find conversations that focus on things that are sacred and spiritually profitable.  Let us spend time in conversations that are fruitful and profitable and that build us up spiritually.  Let us find those people who will be supportive and increase our faith.  Let us find those people who will direct our thoughts toward God and His word.