“Avoid every kind of evil!” 1 Thessalonians 5:22
It is our wisest and our safest course to stand at the farthest distance from sin; not to go near the house of the harlot, but to fly from all appearance of evil. “Keep to a path far from her–do not go near the door of her house!” Proverbs 5:8
The best course to prevent falling into the pit–is to keep at the greatest distance from the pit. He who will be so bold as to attempt to dance upon the brink of the pit–may find by woeful experience, that it is a righteous thing with God that he should fall into the pit!
Sin is a plague, yes, the greatest and most infectious plague in the world; and yet, ah! how few are there that tremble at it, that keep at a distance from it!
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If any occupation or amusement or association is found to hinder our communion with God or our enjoyment of spiritual things–then it must be abandoned. Whatever I cannot do for God’s glory–must be avoided! (Arthur Pink)