Proverbs 4:12-15 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
I have watched a few of the Court Programs on TV. Some are good, some crazy, yet all are examples of real life. There’s always a Defendant, and Plaintiff. As I listen, I hear people try to defend themselves. Rarely do I hear the defense say, “I Was Not There.” Most of the problems come from illicit relationships, drunken parties, wrong friends, and the like. My first question is most often, “Why were they there in the first place?”
I saw on the news where people were killed at a party when a second floor balcony, these young people were drinking and dancing on, collapsed and crushed the people at that same party below. How terrible for this to happen. However the question remains, “Why were they there in the first place?”
I read in the paper of where the stage caught fire in a Night Club, because of a band’s show malfunction. Several people were trampled to death, and some burned in the blaze. This is horrible. Nevertheless, I must ask again, “Why were they there in the first place?
God’s Word warns us about drinking, and its effect on a person’s judgment. The music being played is normally anything but Godly, but it lures people into a trap. Why are people there in the first place? These are all parts of Satan’s deadly snares.
These people were harmed, or killed, because they were there. In our verses today, God tells us; “Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.”
These are visible examples of what being in the wrong place, listening to the wrong things, or hanging with the wrong crowd can do. However, this happens in the mind of everyone who thinks they are getting away with sin. Where will you be when you realize you’re in the wrong place? Will it be too late?
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