(Proverbs 5:8 KJV) Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house:
We make choices. Different choices usually lead to different destinations or at least take us on different routes. We often are so full of pride that we think we can flirt with evil and evil ways. Maybe, maybe not. Guessing wrong can have eternal consequences. We are to stay away.
Part of this is knowing yourself. One of my friends is a drinker. He likes his booze. I have no problem going to a bar with him and ordering my diet Coke. He or his drinking buddies joke about it once in awhile, but I have no problem joking back. I don’t like alcohol.
I always turn down invitations to play poker. I have played poker. I love poker. I am also a terrible player. Years ago I sensed myself on the edge of an abyss. The lure and seduction were hovering, waiting for me to try “one more time.” By the grace of God and the direction of the Holy Spirit I have sworn off gambling. I don’t go anywhere near it. In the words of this verse “I keep my way far from her.”
So? You may be stronger than I am. The issue is not how strong you are but how sneaky the devil is. Eternity is in the balance. Are you going to make choices today? Be wise, not clever, in your choices.