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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


PROVERBS 4:10-22

10Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. 11I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.12When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.13Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.14Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. 15Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way; 16For they cannot rest until they do evil;they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.17They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.18The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.19But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. 20My son, a pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21Do not let them out of your sight,  keep them within your heart; 22for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

4: 13-17   Even friends can make you fall. It is difficult for people to accept the fact that friends and acquaintances may lure them into doing wrong. People who want to be accepted would never want to confront or criticize a friend for sinful plans or actions. Some may not be able to anticipate how their friends’ actions could lead to trouble. While we should be accepting of others, we need a healthy skepticism about human behavior. When you feel yourself being heavily influenced in ways that could be dangerous, it may be helpful to share the situation with other friends who can help you be more objective and proceed with caution. Don’t let your friends cause you to fall into sin.

Tyndale. NIV Life Application Study Bible.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and always keep GOD'S word in your heart so that when sin arises or comes in your path you have the strength and knowledge to see it and RUN FROM IT!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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