Proverbs 9:15

… calling to those who pass by,

    who are going straight on their way,

Proverbs 9:15 ESV

Beware of folly. You can’t deal with folly as if folly is neutral, simply satisfied to capture those who are wandering aimlessly. Note here, that folly calls out to those “who pass by.” But not simply those who pass by, but those who are “going straight on their way.” In other words, folly targets those who are on the right path. What would it take for you to be distracted off course?

This is a warning that we must guard our hearts and minds so as not to be drawn away toward folly. Pursue God with a vengeance. The Psalmist offers some helpful thoughts in this regard: “I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you” (Psalm 119:11). “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” (Psalm 119:105).

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