(Proverbs 7:25 KJV) Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
As I compared the NASB and KJV I noticed that the warning of the NASB about turning aside was expressed in the KJV with “decline” (7847). That produces an interesting aspect of this turning. I drive an old Jeep and I can tell which way the road is tilted because there is a slight tendency of the car to drift in that direction. It is an extension of the idea that water runs down hill. How many of our actions and decisions are just going with the flow?
Be aware that we live in a culture that reinforces the wrong choices. I don’t think that has changed from Solomon’s time. Agape love has been downgraded to eros. Gay has been made a sexual preference instead of an emotion. Work is to be avoided. We need to be aware of the incline so that we don’t decline. You can’t compensate if you don’t know it is needed.
So? Be alert today for little deviations. Over a day they distract. Over a lifetime they destroy.