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Proverbs 1:10-19 – Refuse to Follow Evil

October 1, 2011

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10 My child, if sinners try to lead you into sin,
do not follow them.
11 They will say, “Come with us. …

17 It is useless to spread out a net
right where the birds can see it.
18 But sinners will fall into their own traps;
they will only catch themselves!
19 All greedy people end up this way;
greed kills selfish people. – Proverbs 1:10-11a, 17-19 NCV

Contrast the birds’ ability to avoid an obvious trap with someone that enters willingly into sinful adventures – The easy score … The fast buck … “One upping” someone…

History is littered with the failure of those who thought they could avoid falling into their own trap. For the ultimate example of avoiding temptation, read about Jesus in the wilderness in Matthew 4:1-11.

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