Bridge Jumping part 2

Proverbs 1:11-19 (MSG)

If they say-“Let’s go out and raise some hell. Let’s beat up some old man, mug some old woman. Let’s pick them clean and get them ready for their funerals. We’ll load up on top-quality loot. We’ll haul it home by the truckload. Join us for the time of your life! With us, it’s share and share alike!” -Oh, friend, don’t give them a second look; don’t listen to them for a minute. They’re racing to a very bad end, hurrying to ruin everything they lay hands on. Nobody robs a bank with everyone watching, Yet that’s what these people are doing-they’re doing themselves in. When you grab all you can get, that’s what happens: the more you get, the less you are.

It’s interesting how people who are bent on being dishonest, or criminal, or even unethical, always want company. They always want to drag someone else down with them. My grandmother would say, “Misery loves company.”

It’s interesting how they have no thought for the feelings of others or the consequences. They have a distorted view of fun and excitement.

It’s interesting how greed drives them to hurt people and mess up their own lives in the process.

It’s most interesting how well meaning, good, intelligent people, out of a weird sense of loyalty and peer pressure will find themselves dragged into ridiculous behavior over some juvenile need for acceptance.

The answer for not experiencing the results of bridge jumping is to do what Solomon says here. “oh friend, don’t give them a second look, don’t listen to them for a minute.” Cut them off! Pray for them, love them, minister to them, but do not be tangled up with them. It will only end with you splatting on the ground underneath a bridge. Once they see what happens to you, they’ll be out. You’ll be on your own.

Life is not a game it has real consequences treat it with care.



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