In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them. Proverbs 22:5
Daredevils love to live life on the edge. They want to get as close to something dangerous as possible, without going over the edge. Doing something like this gives a person a adrenalin rush of great excitement.
Doing an action like this may produce excitement, but it may also cause one to slip up and get injured or killed. The dangers are real, yet, some will go forward anyways.
Most people claim that they do not like to push themselves into danger. They claim that they will stay away from the edge of the cliff, rather then step into the danger zone.
However, the reality is that the majority of people purposefully walk into the danger zone and get injured. They willingly walk off the cliff.
Solomon knows that the wicked are on a path that is full of snares and pitfalls, that is dangerous. Those who are wise and want to live will stay far away from that path.
The danger that the world purposefully walks into is sin and sinful acts. Every act that is sinful is done and is promoted to be done by others. This can be expected of those who do not follow God.
There are many in the church, those who are believers in Jesus, who will try to walk up as close to the edge of sin and try not to get burned or destroyed. They want to walk as close to the path of sin as possible.
Doing things like this is asking to be destroyed. It is endangering one’s life. When one is close to the edge it is easy to fall over the edge into sin.
Desiring to have real life will cause one to stay as far from the edge of sin as possible.
In your life there will be and are temptations for you to step into sin. How you live your life will determine how close to that sin you will get.
As a believer, you must flee from the temptation to sin. Get as far away from the edge of sin to lower the amount of temptation that will come upon you. If you walk close to edge, you will have a greater chance of falling into that sinful way of living.
Run the path God has for you and flee the path of the wicked.
I pray today that God will open your eyes to see the pitfalls of the world; that you will run after God; that you will walk the path God has for you; that God will help you flee from all sin; and that God will preserve your life for His righteousness.