Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house, lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel. (Proverbs 5:8-9)
We’ve got some great word-pictures in the English language, and “curiosity killed the cat” is one of them. It reminds me of a neighbour’s cat some years ago. The feline would come and drink from our dog’s water dish, just outside our back door window. The “kitty with the bell” flaunted her audacity with a flick of her tail and would go off, ringing as she fled at the sound of an opening door.
Proverbs chapter five speaks of one specific sin, but the principle applies to all others. While we may not be getting out during these days of the pandemic, the truth is that we might be thinking ahead to those times that we’ll be released back into what is being called a “new normal.” When we do, our bent towards pushing the limit and seeing how close we can get to something without getting burnt, will still hold true. This chapter is clear; stay away from it!
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