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Abstain from all Appearance of Evil

Several times this past week, this verse has came up either in conversation or across my mind when reading something. Different situations, different scenarios, but that verse held as common to all of them.

1 Thessalonians 5:22 King James Version
22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

Have you ever stopped and just thought about that verse, what it means and how powerful it is? It applies to so many things in our lives! I want to start with the dictionary definitions of the words abstain, appearance and evil.
Abstain: To hold one's selfaloof; to forbear or refrainvoluntarily, and especially from an indulgence of the passions or appetites.
Appearance: Semblance, or apparentlikeness; externalshow. pl. Outwardsigns, or circumstances, fitted to make a particularimpression or to determine the judgment as to the character of a person or a thing, an act or a state.
Evil: Havingqualitiestending to injury and mischief; having a nature or properties which tend to badness; mischievous; not good; …