Proverbs 4:26-27

‘Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left., keep your foot from evil.’

We are often admonished not to take the wrong path in life, but here we asked to be careful that our feet don’t take the wrong way. Then it becomes more specific. The Bible is not talking about taking two steps down the incorrect way. We are asked to be careful where we place our foot, just one step in the wrong direction can land us in trouble.

One conversation with the wrong people, one glance at doubtful literature, one switch of the channels on the TV between programmes. This is a particular danger for me; I’m only finishing one programme wondering what to watch next. I now find it a good idea to check the listings and then record only what I want to watch. No channel switching for me, it’s amazing how dangerous some programmes are.

Not that we must get scared or insular ; we still have to live in this world. May we live in this world while holding on to the hand of God.