Being bad is not good. In Mark chapter five the Bible described an evil man as continuously (“always, night and day”) longing for a high (“he was in the mountains”) but experiencing great lows (“and in the tombs”), filled with despair (“crying”), and doing himself harm (“cutting himself with stones”). Why would he hurt himself like that?
It is easy to see how drug addicts and drunks hurt themselves with their actions but sometimes it is common folk who also “cut themselves with stones” as they travel through life.
Sometimes we hurt ourselves by our relationship with others
there is a time wherein one man ruleth over another to his own hurt” Ecclesiastes 8:9
and sometimes circumstances cause us to hurt ourselves
He that sweareth to his own hurt” Psalms 15:4.
But most often, we hurt ourselves when we ignore what we know is right-
Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the LORD hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever: And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt. Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the LORD; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. (Jeremiah 25:5-7).
Help yourself; do not hurt yourself, this week.