My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. Proverbs 1:10
Getting someone to do something is seen everywhere. The largest area it can be seen in is with advertisements. There is a not a spot that a person cannot go that he will not see or hear some type of advertisement for something.
Businesses strive very hard to get people to purchase something, often things that they really don’t need or cannot afford. They make the item or service enticing to make a person feel that they have to have it at all costs.
On a lower scale, people will often ‘advertise’ things or actions to get someone else to follow along. They are also trying to sell something as being good and fun, worth it.
Solomon warns his son that if an evil person tries to entice him into something, that he should not give in to them.
Very often, the things that are being advertised or pushed by a person are not always the best. They usually are things that pull a person away from God or take his focus off of God. It is very common for the actions to step into sinful ways of thinking or acting.
Sinful men will say that pornography, drugs, alternate lifestyles, violence, hate, sex out of marriage and many other things are acceptable and should be done. They push that these things are fun and worth it. Freedom is pushed, making the things look and sound good.
However, they are sinful and deadly. The believer must not in any way give in to the pressure to follow and walk into sin. Enticements like these are temptations to sin against God. Believers are to turn away from sin and flee it, rather than embrace it.
No matter where you go, there will be people who will try to get you to walk in sin. This can happen even inside the church. Some in the church, who are not true believers, will try to get you to accept gossip and lies, backbiting, hatred, and other sins. Flee it.
Wherever you go, there will be temptations to step into sin and accept it. Turn away from it. Do not fall for their words that sin is good and you are free to do what you want.
Instead of falling for the sin, turn to God and worship Him. Seek His strength and help to overcome all temptation. Walk with God, not sinful man.
I pray today that you God will reveal to you those pushing for sinful ways; that you will seek God’s direction to live your life; that God will guide you to turn from all sin; that you will hear God’s Holy Spirit’s guiding your life; and that you will live for God.