27 Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
28 Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?
-Imagine holding an open flame to your body. In only a moment, you would be permanently marked as the heat seared your flesh. Apply that same idea to the consequences of the choices we face every day. In only a moment, our actions can leave a permanent mark on our lives. While it hopefully goes without saying that sin can quickly lead to bad consequences, consider that there is nothing inherently sinful or evil about fire. So it is with many things in life that end up hurting us; while certain things may not be inherently sinful, traveling unwise paths can still be very risky. What is just as dangerous is trusting your own sense of reason when determining which way to go in life. How then can we know which way to go? “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5) “Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.” (Proverbs 16:3)