The allure of sin is not something for us to play with. Many times students ask me how much they can do until something is considered sin, or how something is considered sinful. This is really not the right approach to have. This passage starts off in verses 1-5 on how to protect yourself and how to be prepared to avoid sin. Instead of asking the questions, “how much can I do” or “when does something become sin”, we should be referring to the Word.
I love that the first few verses stress the importance of knowing God’s Word as if it is completely part of you. Not even that it is just second nature for you to reference it, but that it is a part of you. When we are so invested in the truths of scripture, we don’t have to ask questions of whether something is sin because we are focused on fulfilling what His Word says and His will for our lives. When we are doing these things, sin becomes obvious in our lives, and we recognize better the destructive power of sin. Verse 27: “Her house is the way to Sheol, going town to the chambers of death.”
Today, I would challenge you to make a comment of what verses you are memorizing right now, or a verse that you would recommend someone memorize because of how it has impacted you.
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate