Proverbs 4:26-27 (NIV)
Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.
Proverbs 4:26-27 (KJV)
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.
One of the misfortunes of working in a candy factory is that there is candy all over the floor, at all times. It’s hard to maneuver around
without getting something stuck to the bottom of your boots. It takes careful placements of your steps to avoid the candy. Once you step on one gummy bear, you can feel its placement with every step you take. You can feel its stickiness grasp onto the floor, attempting to keep you from getting to your destination. Once you have stepped on one gummy, all the other gummies are pulled to the bottom of your boot like a magnet. After a gummy bear becomes attached to your boot, it is almost impossible to get it off. The only way you can remove the gummy bear and all of its stickiness is by spraying it with extremely hot water.
In the same way, in life, there is evil all around us and we must be careful where we are heading and placing our feet. As soon as we step into some sin, it clings to us, and it brings us down. When we step in sin, we tend to step into more of the same kind of sin, it slows us down and causes us to be stuck. We can no longer move towards Jesus because we are stuck in our sins. However, Jesus washes us new. We are no longer stuck to sin, but rather free of sin!
You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
Watch what you are clinging to, watch what is holding you down from moving closer to Christ. Give careful consideration to where you are stepping. Know that no matter how sticky your situation may be, no matter how ‘sinful’ it may be, God makes you new, He will wash away your sins. There is nothing out of His reach, submit to Him your sins, give Him your heart, and you will be amazed by the power of His washing.