Getting Too Close to Sin, By: Richard Mansel

The persistence of humans to put themselves in danger knows no bounds. Reports are that a man in California was so intent on taking photographs of the Tsunami waves, that he was swept into the ocean and hasn’t been heard from since.

In Oregon, four people were also on a beach and were swept away. Thankfully, all four either exited the water on their own or were rescued.

Solomon warns us in Proverbs 4:14-19, that we can easily get ourselves into trouble when we allow temptation to gain too great a hold on our lives. He says, “Do not enter the paths of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil” (Proverbs 4:14).

What may appear to be solid ground may, in fact, be dangerous and can lead to injury or death. Spiritually, if we allow Satan to lead us too close to the ledge, he will send us off (1 Peter 5:8).

Walk in paths of righteousness and we will always be safe (Ephesians 4:1). We must be wise and cautious because dangers abound. However, if we remain in Christ, we will never be lost (Romans 8:1). Please, get into Christ (Ephesians 1:3) today by the waters of baptism (Galatians 3:27; Romans 6:3-4; Acts 2:38) and remain with him all of your days (Revelation 2:10).

“If God be for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:31).

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