Don’t Get Tripped.

The godless and habitually wicked are seen as entering and “continuing in the way of evil.” Take warning about abiding with sinners. Bad company corrupts good morals.
Even friends can make you fall. It is difficult for people to accept the fact that friends and acquaintances might be luring them to do wrong. Young people want to be accepted, so they do not want to confront or criticize a friend for wrong plans or actions. Many other people can’t even see how their friends’ actions could lead to trouble. While we should be accepting of others, we need a healthy skepticism about human behavior. When you feel yourself being heavily influenced, proceed with caution. Don’t let your friends cause you to fall into sin.

The “path of the wicked” may seem harmless at first, and we tell ourselves that we would never fall into gross sin. But that’s just the kind of thinking that can divert us from the path of righteousness. A good traffic rule on the road of life: When you meet temptation stay right.

The light of life for those that follow God’s will for their daily lives becomes like the sun that directly overhead has become stationary. For them there is no shadow or doubt of turning from God’s chosen straight and narrow path.

If we walk in the way of God’s wisdom, the path gets brighter and brighter and there is no sunset! When the path ends, we step into a land where the light never dims, for “there shall be no night there” (Rev. 22:5). God has a plan for each of His children (Eph. 2:10), and if we walk in His wisdom, we can confidently say, “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me” (Ps. 138:8). Our path may not be an easy one, but it will always be a fulfilling one as we walk in the will of the Father. We hear a lot about being burned out and about mid-life crises. Yet here we read that the path of the just doesn’t burn out—it lightens up. In other words, if you walk with the Lord and embrace the precepts of His Word, although there is no promise that your path will become easier, it will be clearer brighter as you move along.

There is danger that we will let the lessons of wisdom slip through our fingers and lose them. We must hold fast her instructions and not let them go. Hold on to wisdom the way a child holds a parent’s hand and trusts Mom or Dad to guide and protect. God is able to keep us from stumbling (Jude 24) if we’ll keep ourselves in His wisdom


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