Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. Proverbs 4:14-15
Solomon gives some advice about where to walk. He says to never set foot on the path of those who do evil. It is to be avoided as a person travels on the path of life.
People love adventure, even though many will say they do not like it. They like to step as close to the edge of trouble as they can without getting into trouble.
While many will not step close to the edge of real cliff that is a thousand feet up, many will step close to the edge of sin without a second thought. The problem that many have is that when they get close to the edge, part of the edge gives way and they slip and fall. Often the edge is not a solid rock edge, but a slippery, muddy slope.
Despite Solomon’s great upbringing under David to follow God, he allowed himself to step into the path of the wicked. He took on many wives from many nations. He accepted the worship of many false gods. This led to his downfall and the destruction of a nation.
As you are walking through life, there will be many times you will have an opportunity to step into the path of sin. Temptations to sin will always be there before you. You have a choice in what you will do.
The best choice is to avoid it and run the other direction or go around it. Be willing to walk as far from it as possible to keep from accidentally slipping onto that path of sin. Once you have avoided it, you must then continue on the path God has placed you on.
God has given you a straight and narrow path to walk. Do not allow yourself to deviate from that path into sin. It may appear as a good path, but all it will bring is death and destruction.
How close are you willing to walk to the edge of sin?
Better yet, how far away from the edge of sin are you willing to stay?
Stay away and stay alive.
I pray today that God will help you see the path of the wicked; that God will strengthen you to avoid the path of sin; that you will choose to follow God’s path; and that you will avoid all sin on your path to God.