'...don't follow the path of evildoers.' Proverbs 4:14 NLT
Every path you take in life leads somewhere. The Bible says, ‘Don’t do as the wicked do, and don’t follow the path of evildoers. Don’t even think about it; don’t go that way. Turn away and keep moving.’ (Proverbs 4:14-15 NLT) It takes so little for evil to take a grip on our lives, it’s really quite alarming! All that is needed is a small foot in the door, a lapse of concentration, a silly decision made in a mad moment and we’re skidding down slippery slopes at a serious pace.
It’s supposed to take twenty one days to form a habit. But have you ever noticed how much easier it is to slip into habits that are bad for us? A prime example would be porn. It’s part of everyday life in school, TV and all over the internet. For many people it’s much harder to avoid than find. With the sexualisation of advertising plus the exploitation so rife in our culture, it seems impossible not to become habitual watchers for many people.
But it’s a path that leads nowhere good as anyone who got hooked will tell you. God’s warning about these paths is clear and wise - step off and walk away.
If you are struggling with such an addiction, http://www.x3watch.com/x3watchfree.html is a site providing a good starting point for support. If not, join the prayer for those who do.
SoulFood: Gen 35-36, John 16:19-33, Ps 2, Ecc 3:1-4
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