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  • Writer's pictureRICHARD DEAN BROOKS


PROVERBS 1:10-18

10My son, if sinful men entice you,do not give in to them.11If they say, “Come along with us;let’s lie in wait for innocent blood,let’s ambush some harmless soul; 12let’s swallow them alive, like the grave,and whole, like those who go down to the pit; 13we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder;14cast lots with us;we will all share the loot,15my son, do not go along with them,do not set foot on their paths;16for their feet rush into evil, they are swift to shed blood.17How useless to spread a net where every bird can see it!18These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!

1: 10-18   Sin can often be enticing because it cloaks itself in the disguises of fun, pleasure, happiness, riches, comfort, popularity, and fame. Sin convinces us that we deserve these things at any cost. When we refuse to listen to and live by God’s truth, our appetites become our masters, and we’ll do anything to satisfy them. Sin, even when attractive, is deadly. We must learn to make choices not on the basis of flashy appeal or short-range pleasure but in view of the long-range effects. Wisdom for this is clearly outlined in God’s Word. Sometimes this will mean steering clear of people who want to draw us into activities that we know are sinful. We can’t be friendly with sin and expect to remain unaffected. So go ahead and enjoy the life God has given you, but enjoy it within the boundaries articulated in his Word. Eventually, sin will always lead to devastating consequences.

ON THE WAY HOME WALK WITH JESUS and make sure the friends and aquaintances you have are living a life worthy of GODS CALLING and make sure that you RUN from sin that is always there loooking to involve you in its evil grasps!! by RICHARD DEAN BROOKS

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