Notice the setting of this warning from Proverbs: “At the window of my house I looked down through the lattice. I saw among the simple, I noticed among the young men, a youth who had no sense. He was going down the street near her corner, walking along in the direction of her house at twilight, as the day was fading, as the dark of night set in.” Proverbs 7:6-9
Did you notice the time of day? Yes, it was as the dark of night was setting in.
When is that?
It is when the light has been replaced by darkness. And that is exactly when we can get trapped into sin. We let the light become extinguished and the darkness sets in. It happens when we don’t study the Word, we stop going to church, we start to doubt the Lord instead of trusting Him, we look for what we want instead of what He wants. The darkness creeps in and before we stop to think, we are making our way into the wrong house. We are walking into sin.
Keep the light on. Spend time in the Word daily. We make it a part of our lives and don’t walk in the wrong direction.
Lord, help me to set my eyes on You. Help me to open my heart to Your Word and then follow it.