My son, if sinners entice you, do not consent.
In the Proverbs, Solomon gives many examples of how wrong things can look enticing and alluring (Proverbs 1:11-19, for example). Pleasures, friends, profits and more are promised by the temptations of this world. But taking a moment to look at things from God’s perspective can strip away the tinsel and the smoke and mirrors that hide the true consequences of sin.
Do not consent. Don’t say “yes,” “maybe” or even by silence give the implication that you are willing. Christians must learn to “resist” (1 Peter 5:9) the temptations and pulls to disobey God. By saying “no” to sin, we “choose life” (Deuteronomy 30:19).
For more about choosing the right way instead of the wrong way, see the article “Wrong Choice.”
Tomorrow on the Daily Bible Verse Blog: Clean and Unclean Animals on the Ark