Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Setting foot...

As will probably become clear in forthcoming posts I am reading Proverbs at the moment.

This struck me today, from Chapter 4

" 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
or walk in the way of evil men."

Not walking in the way of evil, well, that is fairly straightforward. We know when we are and we usually know how to not do it.

But to not even set foot?

I mean, not even a hint?

That requires a head decision, a heart attitude, and God's empowerment.
  • Flicking TV channels
  • On the internet
  • Comparing ourselves to others
  • Thinking about money
  • Dealing with conflict
  • Being wronged and needing to forgive
These are just some examples where we usually know where the line is and what we should and should not be doing, but do we always avoid even stepping on the path?

1 comment:

Jongudmund said...

Channel surfing, particularly late at night - now that's a snare.

Simply put, I think a lot of Christians would find their struggles with temptation/sin/etc much easier if they turned off the box and went to bed at a decent time. They'd be happier in the morning too!