Say no to sin

Proverbs 1:10  My son, if sinners entice you,do not consent.

Who are your friends?  Whose approval do you seek out?  If your friends don’t encourage you to do the will of God, don’t listen to them.  It can be quite a struggle to do the right thing sometimes because we all want to be liked, but likeability is not listed as a biblical virtue.  Sometimes, as the saying goes, the right thing is not the popular thing.

All around us, we’re being enticed into sin.  The TV ads try to sell us on it, the popular culture flaunts it, and sadly some churches even embrace it or excuse it.  But there’s only one voice that we should be following, and it’s the one of Him who created us.  God knows what’s best, even if we think sin will be fun for a while.  He cares for us and has a plan for each one of us.

The truth is that sin only appears pleasing and in the end it leads to death and decay.  Following the Lord is where we find true joy and true fulfillment.