If we play around the viper's hole...it's no wonder that we are bitten!
An old proverb advises us not to play with sharp-edged tools, lest we
cut our fingers.
It is a sin to trifle with sin!
If we must play, we had better find
That evil which caused Christ a bloody death, is no fit theme
for any man's sport.
Playing with wickedness is a hazardous game!
Sooner or later, we will pluck the lion of sin by the beard, and we
shall be torn in pieces!
This is true of indulgence in strong drink: "Do not gaze at wine when it is
red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly!
In the end
it bites like a snake, and poisons like a viper!"
This is equally true of all other forms of evil, especially of the lusts
of the flesh.
Lewd words, soon lead to foul deeds.
such is the folly of men, that they run dreadful risks in sheer wantonness,
as though vipers and cobras were fine playmates, and devils were
Psa 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.