My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. If they say, "Come with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; - Proverbs 1.10-11
Proverbs is a marvellous collection of Biblical truth and principles intended for our teaching and application. It is hard to build doctrine on Proverbs, because they are, well, proverbs. That doesn’t affect the fact that they are the inspired word of God, it only tells us how to apply these proverbs.
Here is a proverb about what to do when enticed or tempted by sin and by other sinners.
We don’t need seminars or DVDs or books or lectures on what to do when we are drawn in and enticed by sin.
When sinners entice you don’t give in.
This really is pretty simple. When you are tempted and drawn into situations that may lead to sin you just have to learn to say ‘NO!’ When Joseph was taunted and teased and tempted and tested by Potiphar’s wife he did the only thing he could – he ran!
Avoiding sin is not too complicated. Say no. No way no how. Run as quick as you can. Get away. Turn your head. Don’t consent. Don’t give in. Avoid it. Don’t even pass ny it.
Just say no!