Things we hear can defile us and make us unfit for Divine service, even as the Jews were not able to enter the promsed land because of the fear the words of others brought.
Defiled by the tongue
Text: Matthew 15:10,11
Proverbs 15:4, "A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit."
In the OT there were many rules and instructions that if one broke one of them, they didn’t lose their salvation but they would be in a