Under Gods Command
 (Warning Against Enticement)
 
Sin is enticing because it offers a quick route to property and makes us feel like one of the crowd.  But when we go along with others and refuse to listen to the truth, our own appetites become our masters, and we’ll do anything to satisfy them.  Sin, even when attractive, is deadly.  We must learn to make choices, not on the basis of flashy appeal or short-range pleasure, but in view of the long-range effects.  Sometimes this means steering clear of people who want to entice us into activities that we know is wrong.  We can’t be friendly with sin and expect our lives to remain unaffected.

Proverbs 1:10-19 (10):  My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.  (11): If they say, “Come along with us; lets lie in wait for someone’s blood, let’s waylay some harmless soul;  (12): Lets swallow them alive, like the grave, and whole, like those who go down to the pit; (13): we will get all sorts of valuable things and fill our houses with plunder; (14): throw in your lot with us, and we will share a common purse  (15): my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths; (16): for their feet rush into sin, they are swift to shed blood.  (17): How useless to spread a net in full view of all the birds! (18): These men lie in wait for their own blood; they waylay only themselves!  (19) Such is the end of all who go after ill-gotten gain; it takes away the lives of those who get it. 

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