Run for Your Life!

Remove your way far from her,

And do not go near the door of her house


Proverbs 5: 8


The great writer Mark Twain said: “There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.”  The Adversary (a.k.a. Satan) is a master at disguising sin as a package that is pleasing to the eye, while blinding us to the consequences.  Often times, the best way to resist temptation is to avoid it all together.  The Apostle Paul instructed Timothy to “Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart” (2 Tim. 2:22 NIV).

Proverbs 5 describes how a poor decision can affect the rest of your life; a decision that you will regret for as long as you live.  However, by following the instructions of both Solomon and Paul, we can elude the temptation all together.  I heard theologian and bible teacher Dr. David Jerimiah once say that sometimes the best defense against temptation is a good pair of sneakers.  Some may say that running away from difficult circumstances exhibits weakness but in certain cases of temptation, I believe that running away exhibits both wisdom and strength.


Reading for today:  Proverbs 5