How blessed is the one who does not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand in the pathway with sinners, or sit in the assembly of scoffers! Instead he finds pleasure in obeying the Lord’s commands; he meditates on his commands day and night. He is like a tree planted by flowing streams; it yields its fruit at the proper time, and its leaves never fall off. He succeeds in everything he attempts.
Do not follow others into paths that are laden with sin. Our enemy is deceptive and seeks to trick us one step at a time. Even when we know the truth, it can be difficult to see situations as they truly are in this world. Our relationship with God must border on the reckless and create a delight in Him that anchors us in the truth. He is to be delighted in, and He delights in us! Plant yourself in Christ – He is the true vine. Do not be ashamed of Him for you will reap eternal life and gain favor and blessing planted near the living water of God. Abide in Christ. (John 15:5-10)