5345 influence

5345 influence

The ability to affect others or events. Also, the experience of being affected by someone or something else. Scripture recognises the wide-ranging power of influence for both good and evil.

Teaching on influence

Exhortations to be influenced by good and to influence others for good Mt 5:13-16 See also Pr 1:8-9; Pr 7:1-5; Pr 25:15; Php 4:8-9

Exhortations to resist evil influence and not to be a bad influence Dt 4:15-19; Pr 5:1-14; Pr 6:20-26; Mt 18:5-6; Ro 12:2; Ro 14:13; 1Co 5:6-8; 1Co 8:9-13; 2Co 6:14-18; 2Ti 2:14; Jas 4:7

Good influence in its various contexts

The influence of the Holy Spirit Ac 2:1-13; Ac 8:26-40; Ac 16:6-10; Ro 8:5-17,26-27; 1Co 2:10-16; 1Co 12:3

People of good influence 2Ti 1:5 See also Ge 41:41-43; 1Ki 10:1-9; 1Ki 15:11-14; 2Ki 18:1-8; 2Ki 23:1-25

Evil influence in its various contexts

People of evil influence 2Ki 9:22 See also Mt 15:1-14; Mt 16:5-12; Mt 23:13-15; Mt 27:20; 2Co 11:3-4,13-15; 2Pe 2:1-3

Corrupting influence of evil cultures Jos 23:6-8,12-13; Jdg 2:10-13; 1Ki 11:1-6; Ezr 9:1-2; Ne 13:15-27; 1Co 12:1-2; 1Co 15:33

The influence of Satan Mt 16:23 See also Mk 1:23-26 pp Lk 4:33-35; Mk 4:15 pp Mt 13:19 pp Lk 8:12; Lk 22:3-4; Jn 13:27-30; 2Co 12:7

Further aspects of influence

The influence of prayer Ge 18:20-33; Ex 32:9-14; 2Ch 7:13-15; Da 9:1-23; Jnh 3:3-10

The influence of words Pr 12:18 See also Pr 15:4; Pr 16:23-24; Pr 28:23; Jas 3:5-6

The influence of parents Pr 1:8-9 See also 2Ch 22:2-3; Pr 4:1-4; Pr 6:20-22; 2Ti 1:5

See also

1610Scripture
3130Holy Spirit, Counsellor
3263Holy Spirit, guidance
5452power
5547speech, power of
5690friends
7751persuasion
7797teaching
8124guidance
8412decisions
8602prayer
8739evil, examples of

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