Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Enticed to Sin

Pro 1:8  My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Pro 1:9  For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Pro 1:10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Pro 1:11  If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:
Pro 1:12  Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Pro 1:13  We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:
Pro 1:14  Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:
Pro 1:15  My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:
Pro 1:16  For their feet run to evil, and make haste to shed blood.
Pro 1:17  Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.
Pro 1:18  And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.
Pro 1:19  So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof. 

I really like the word "entice" there in verse 10.  It makes it sound like such a good deal.  Sin never looks like a bad idea.

There will be more on avoiding the evil path later, but the indication is once you're on it, it is a very speedy ride and you have no idea where you're going or what you're about to trip over, or even that you're on the wrong road.  That's probably why there are so many exhortations to avoid the road to begin with.

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