Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 9:18 NASB

But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

If only we could see into the future we would be so much smarter today. I’m not talking about knowing tomorrow’s lottery numbers today. But, I am talking about seeing the consequences of our bad choices or those things that we think are harmless choices. Just a little more, just a few more minutes, he’s ok to hang out with tonight, and on and on go the first-step thoughts that lead to death, destruction, brokenness, and heartache. That first step can seem so innocent or, at the very least, like not a big deal. We’ve all heard the phrase, “It’s a slippery slope.” As with all those pithy phrases they had to start somewhere with at least a grain of truth. There was always that first drink, taste, touch, glance or any other action that begins our slide into sin. When asked by a teen about whether they should go somewhere or do something because of the risk, I always counseled, “When in doubt, don’t.” Today, look at your next step and if you are unsure if it is a good idea, just don’t.