Fire fascinates. It flickers and flares. Sparks shoot and singe. Candles, fireplaces, campfires—we are drawn to it. Colors dance and flames flirt with us. How close can you get without burning yourself (or your marshmallow)?
Sin holds much of the same fascination. It, too, flirts with us, cajoling us to come a little closer and before you know it, we’re nursing a burned finger. Solomon gives us a big “Duh!” in Proverbs 6: 27-28 (NIV):
“Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?
Can a man walk on hot coals without his feet being scorched?”
His message? Simple.
Respect the fire and keep your distance. Playing with sin can leave some painful burns.
Which sin’s flame draws you?
How can you practice good fire prevention?