The best course to prevent falling into the pit!

(Thomas Brooks)

"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)