But [sinners trying to entice you] lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush their own lives. So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence; it takes away the life of its possessors.--Proverbs 1:19.
No, I don't have friends asking me to go knock up the local liquor store, or slit the throats of the rich in order to rob them blind. I do have situations that present themselves as a choice; suggestions from the media, pressure to do this or that, examples from people I love, a ho-hum "it's no big deal" attitude toward compromising my beliefs. I feel a lot of pressure to not be content with where or what my life has become. Life is one big choice to do the right thing. I may not deal with the violence part, but I deal with the being enticed by sin part.
Sin will take away the life of its possessor.
Maybe physically. Maybe not. It may just be a quality of life thing. It will for sure rob you of the peace that comes from obedience to my Lord and Savior.
I can't imagine a life without peace.
I will choose to walk in obedience and wisdom. And joy. And peace. Yea, that too.