Psalm 1:1-2 “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.” (NASB)
Do not stand in the way of people whose mind is compelled to sin. Sometimes it is better to stay out of the way of people whose only goal is to sin. If you stand in their way, they will take you down with them. We all know the saying… Don’t stand in the fire, Don’t stand in the middle of the road and Don’t stand in the way of people going to sin. David is encouraging us to move away from those whom we know are going to sin. Don’t wait for their invitation. Reject their invitation to practice sin. Sometimes that invitation will be from someone we care about.
I remember a time when I was younger growing up in Mexico. I had to learn to catch the bus in order to get to school. I learned that you have to be standing at a certain corner, at a specific time, in order to catch the bus, to make it to school on time. I learned that if you stand in a place long enough, you will catch that bus. If we stand in the way of sin for a while, we will catch it. Sin will come and will take us to its destination… which is death.