Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.
Proverbs 4:14-15 (NASB)
Temptations to join in evil are always before us. The writer of Proverbs describes the "opportunities" before us as the path or the way of wicked or evil men. Truth is temptation to sin is a daily occurance and we must always be on our gaurd against it. The encouragement of Proverbs is to avoid it. To not even get close to it but pass by. He says to turn away from it. But truly our problem with temptation often is that we want to see how close when can get to it with out falling in. We flirt with temptation, when really we should flee from it. Remember, that temptation and sin are to different things, but temptation leads to sin. Don't mess with it and stay clear of it. The consequences for us as Christ followers are too great to meddle with temptation!