To the prudent, it is a pleasant warning. One that, while it may be smiled at, will never be tested. Its sarcasm and bluntness appreciated in clarity.
As a teenager, I heard many messages to this affect; entertaining and light in delivery yet solid and forceful in truth.
The trouble lies with prideful rebellion, and it always will.
Keep off the fence or die.
Pro 3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.
Pro 4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
Pro 4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.