(Pro 2:13 KJV) Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
There is a special class of danger to believers. I would like to say new believers but I don’t think that the danger ever goes away. It is from those who “leave” (5800a) the path of righteousness. Often they are people that we know and care about. They could be very close to us and when they decide to go a different way in their lives it causes us to think again and maybe doubt. It could be that they were the ones that influenced us toward following Christ.
This is why it is so important to keep our eyes on Jesus and read His word for guidance. We may be inspired by someone’s example but it must be more than that. I have confidence in the Holy Spirit. He can keep us on the path but we need to focus on Him and not our good friend.
So? Ultimately our salvation is a person commitment between us and the living God. Pray for those who leave but don’t follow.