The Wages of Sin is Death
Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them, for their heart studieth destruction. [ The Adversary ] makes subtle plans in a way you will not recognize, so you will not be alarmed and flee his trap — lead You back again into old paths of ruin, cause them again to enter your own heart. For this reason, leave your old associates with whom you walked in paths of ruin, lest you walk there again.
Have nothing to do with them, for who can say — Just this little is not too much? Who can number the straw that breaks the camel’s back?
As a man steps out onto ice at first, near the shore, the ice is thick, so his confidence being increased he walks farther out, until when he is too far to rescue the ice breaks.
And who can say, this little distance is OK?