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Keep Your Distance

June 9, 2013

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 7 Now, my sons, listen to me,
and don’t ignore what I say.
8 Stay away from such a woman.
Don’t even go near the door of her house,
9 or you will give your riches to others,
and the best years of your life will be given to someone cruel.
10 Strangers will enjoy your wealth,
and what you worked so hard for will go to someone else.
11 You will groan at the end of your life
when your health is gone.
12 Then you will say, “I hated being told what to do!
I would not listen to correction!
13 I would not listen to my teachers
or pay attention to my instructors.
14 I came close to being completely ruined
in front of a whole group of people.” – Proverbs 5:7-14 NCV

What are some things you have difficulty resisting?
Why do you avoid them?
Why does our resistance fail sometimes?

Temptation is a part of life everyone faces. Jesus wrestled with it (Matthew 4:1-11) and showed us how to overcome it.

Some situations need to be avoided at all costs. Solomon says not to even go near the door (Proverbs 5:8) and Paul says to flee from them (2 Timothy 2:22). Obeying this means making some difficult decisions – You may have to change your job, friends, sources of entertainment and maybe even dodge certain family members. Most of us tend to be like the five people we hang around the most.

Solomon’s wisdom is to think about the end result of what we do. What habit do you need to change before it is too late?

Daily Bible reading for June 9

Proverbs 5
Deuteronomy 10:12-11:32
Hosea 8
Titus 3:1-8a

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