Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is life. Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot sleep till they make someone fall. (Proverbs 4:13-16 NIV)
Proverbs may appear as do and do not’s, the commentary stated. I love how the commentary continued, “It’s coming from a Father who wants the very best for their child, developing the best things in life.” Who wants to set out and hope their child becomes wicked, following ways of evil men. No one- sadly, many parents do deal with this situation. This has been a problem for decades, rejecting Biblical instruction. How do bullies really become a bully, wanting others to fall?
There really is no age limit to those who want others to fall. The devil is here to steal, kill, and destroy. There is a new false narrative at work in today’s culture- only part of the Bible is to be- believed. It’s Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John’s recordings of various experiences/teachings with Jesus. This is dangerous, without all of God’s inspired Word, we miss out on God who is very much in control. From Genesis to Revelation- every book is essential to our walk with Christ, no matter denomination. God’s Word, all books of The Bible, are instructions to help us develop living life to the fullest- the very best.
Our children attend Catholic education. In all the years, never seen one of my children upset. In theology class, a leftist false truth was misleading all who heard. Thankful a friend read Romans 1 in the Catholic and Protestant Bible; they read the same. Yet, when teaching a false narrative, justifying sin(all defined in The Bible), we are not holding on to God’s instruction. I don’t believe this teacher wants students to fall- this is how the devil works. Maturing in Christ, we reach the point of understanding God’s love for all, presenting Truth in love. Those deceived, present a false narrative they believe, thinking it’s love. As our Pastor stated once, “We cannot leave people in sin.” Sin separates us from Christ. Reason why repentance is vital, yet, removed from many church teachings. The devil wants individuals separated from Jesus- because, his pride separated him.
Hold onto instruction, guard it well…we learn to overcome every threat satan attempts to deviate us from life- God’s best for us. If not, it’s a short, wide path to destruction. Let’s move forward, avoiding deceptive taunts gripping us into sin. The devil has demonic spirits constantly looking to see who they can devour. Let’s mature, in order to help individuals not be deceived. We must pray.