10 My son, if sinful men entice you, do not give in to them. … 15 my son, do not go along with them, do not set foot on their paths;

The world will try to pull you away from God at every opportunity. Don’t give in! People will try to pull you down to their level whenever they can. Don’t let them! “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7.

On the surface things might look attractive. What they present to you might peak your interest. The upside could be more than you would have ever imagined having, but … there’s always a but. But you’ll have to fudge the numbers a little. But you’ll have to lie about it to your boss. But we have to go at night so that we wont be seen. Don’t give in!

It’s just a night out with some friends. We’re just going for a few drinks. She’s just a friend. Your wife doesn’t need to know all the details. What she doesn’t know wont hurt her. It’s too late to go home now. You might as well spend the night. Do not go along with them!

When has the world enticed you down a path that you now regret?

How can you be sure to resist next time the world comes knocking on your door?

Submit to God, resist the devil!

1 Response

  1. BigBuck

    Several years ago I was enticed at a work party to go and have a few drinks at other places with the guys I worked with. 3 were married and I was just following around being part of the group. Ended up at a strip club and deep down I felt shame as I haven’t really experienced them. What a black hole I followed them into being a man who supposedly knew God and had Jesus living in him.
    Now I make it known with whoever I am around that I love and follow Jesus, and I will not partake in any groups I know that compromise. It’s too easy for a little leaven to leaven the whole lump. Those enticements are the ENEMY! If I keep trying to play with sin in different ways , and getting the same results. That’s insanity! So let me flip it, and be shocking, outrageous, insane for Jesus. Minister the gospel in different ways with the same results to excepting Christ! Haha WooHoo!

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