Paul said, “Don’t give the devil a way into your life” (Ephesians 4:27). In what ways do you think Paul pictured folks giving Satan a free pass to come in and mess around with them?
In Paul’s day, people got invited to eat with friends who had butchered an animal in sacrifice to an idol. Paul and other Christians seemed to see that as an invitation to take the next step of worshiping idols (1 Corinthians 10:28-29).
For merchants, there was always a temptation to shortchange the customers by giving them less than what the people paid for: “Your scales and weights must be accurate. Your containers for measuring dry materials or liquids must be accurate” (Leviticus 19:36 NLT).