I’ve found that there are certain pathways that lead me to certain sins. If I start to wander down that road in my mind, I typically end up going elsewhere.
I think the Proverbs 7 warning holds true, especially in the lust sin. “ Passing along the street near her(seductress) corner; And he took the path to her house” ~ Proverbs 7:8
If we allow ourselves to wander down a road in our mind, it can lead us to bad places. Walking down the road may not be bad, but where it leads can be a problem. So if you struggle with a sin, it can be anything, anger, lust, complaining, bitterness, etc, look for those warning signs. Look where you’re walking. Be careful. It can oftentimes be easier to avoid temptation in the first place by avoiding those areas that hurt you in your fight to grow to be more like Christ.
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The Proverbs definitely bear out this caution.
"Do not enter the path of the wicked, and do not walk in the way of evil. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn away from it and pass on." – Proverbs 4:14-15
This is especially true regarding the seductress:
"Therefore hear me now, my children, and do not depart from the words of my mouth. Remove your way far from her, and do not go near the door of her house [and, we might say, the link to her web content]." – Proverbs 5:7-8