Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. (Proverbs 4:14).
Today's Morsel: Do you ever find yourself in a rut. I mean, do you find yourself doing the same old thing over and over again even though you don't want to be doing it? Why do people who get out of jail and prison, seem to go right back into the same old way when they are released? Is it because they were taken from the path of the wicked and from evil men. Solomon tells us not to go into the path of the wicked and to not go in the way of evil men. He also tells us that there are seven things that God hates and one of those things is feet that be swift in running to mischief. (Proverbs 6:17). Paul told the church at Corinth, "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God" (1 Corinthians 6:9-10). The wicked are snared by their own wickedness, Solomon said. One of the things about the paths of the wicked is that their pathways are strewed with landmines and booby traps that are not easily seen. This is why the wicked are so soon destroyed. Scripture tells us to not go into their pathway. Even Solomon said that the man void of understanding doesn't even know that the pathway of the wicked leads to hell. He also lets us know that, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death"(Proverbs 14:12). Therefore we must follow Jeremiah's advice when he said, "Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein"(Jeremiah 6:16). If you don't walk in the old path, it's not God's fault.
Sing: Just a closer walk with Thee, grant it Jesus is my plea; daily walking close to Thee, let it be, dear Lord, let it be.