“And I have seen among the simple, I have perceived among the youths, a young man lacking sense, passing along the street near her corner, taking the road to her house…With much seductive speech she persuades him; with her smooth talk she compels him. All at once he follows her, as an ox goes to the slaughter, or as a stag is caught fast till an arrow pierces it’s liver; as a bird rushes into a snare; he does not know that it will cost him his life.” (vv. 7-8, 21-23)
Don’t expose yourself to temptation!
The book of Proverbs has a way of taking life principles and making them very obvious. As we read this passage, we agree that this young man lacked sense. He has placed himself in the way of temptation, not realising that “it will cost him his life”.
God is reminding you today that the cost of sin in your life is always far greater than you expect. So you should avoid it at all costs. Once you put yourself in the place of temptation, you have lost half the battle already. If certain TV shows are a source of temptation, you know what to (or not to) do. If certain places or people are the source, then do something about it!
How can you avoid temptation in your life today?