Proverbs 1:10  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Even when so many children do not have a father figure in their life, they have a Father in Heaven who will instruct and guide them in the ways of wisdom. But the truth is that they need to know Christ as their Saviour so they can receive the benefit of the Spirit’s teaching and guidance. Unfortunately many are without Christ because of the lack of godly instruction in their life. Without Christ they can learn, but they miss out on the strength and the power to resist the power of deception; deceptions of the world, the devil, and the flesh.

The great tempter enticed Eve with false promises of godhood in the Garden of Eden. “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil” (Gen 3:4-5). She was enticed by outside influence but then was led by the desires of the flesh. The fruit appealed to her hunger, it appealed to her sight, and it appealed to her pride; she looked, she lusted, and she leaped into sin. Thus she gave into the temptation and then led Adam to do so. She was deceived, but Adam was not; he willingly gave in.

The same is true of those who live in denial and rebellion against all that is godly and holy. They would love nothing more than to corrupt others. They spew out their corrupt beliefs in society; through print, speeches, and every source of media they can use. Hollywood is the greatest advocate of the profane and the unholy. When that does not work, they use laws to force their unbelief on all who will not openly and willfully accept their ideology.

Our Father in Heaven offers us all the ammunition we need to overcome the temptations of the world, the devil, and our own flesh. It is found through the Holy Spirit teaching us the Word; the truths, the principles, and the commandments of God. He will instruct you and then give you wisdom, power, and strength to overcome and to conquer the influences and temptations. He will influence and encourage you to not get caught in the trap of looking, which will lead you to lusting, and eventually cause you to leap into sin.

Therefore, when sinners entice you, lean upon God’s Word and God’s Spirit, and realize that you are more than a conqueror in Christ. He says, “… consent thou not.” This literally means “Do not yield to their persuasions; do not listen to their solicitations.” If you do, you cannot successfully fight against them. You should show no liking to them nor give them any credit of any sort. Too many “Christians” today try to dabble in a little sin without falling into the trap of the devil. They are like the mouse trying to lick just a taste of peanut butter off the mouse trap just before it snaps close on his neck.

Christians should not go to movies where you know they are going to be doing things, saying things, or even insinuating things that are contrary to sound Biblical teaching. You as a Christian should not sit in the privacy of your own home and watch or listen to such as this. This includes looking at things via internet, wi-fi, or social media. Looking at pornography is just as sinful as living a sexually lascivious lifestyle. Many have deceived themselves by saying, “It doesn’t hurt to look.” But Christ our Lord said it does in Matthew 5:28!

The bottom line is this: learn of Christ and His ways. If you will spend your time with your Father and Christ you will not have time for the enticements of the world. Be aware that these enticements are real and they will come. Give them no attention. A look may lead to lust which can tempt you to leap. –Preacher