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Warning Signs?

“For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light

And reproofs for discipline are the way of life

To keep you from the evil woman,

From the smooth tongue of the adulteress.” Proverbs 6:23-24

Do you follow the road signs or you ignore them? That’s the important question every driver should ask to themselves.

When the sign says “Keep left/right” or “Reduce speed” or “Accident prone area” how the driver reacts to them? Does he/she takes it as danger sign to him/her or ignore them as danger signs for other drivers? Ask yourself?

I must confess, there was a time in my life when I thought I was too smart for warning signs. Let us face it: most warnings are posted to keep stupid people from doing stupid things, like the “Do not eat” warning on packing materials. Smart people don’t need that sort of counsel. No wonder a young person can conclude that warning signs are for other, less intelligent people. I survived my less intelligent moments and lived long enough to discover that warnings are there for everyone (especially me!).

The decision to heed warning signs not only shows wisdom, but it also reveals both a humble spirit and the willingness to admit that others might have greater knowledge or experience than you do.

God’s Book stands like a warning sign at the mouth of a deep, dark cave named “Immorality”. Many enter; none emerge without injuries. So, in bold, red letters, the Scripture warns, “Danger! Do not enter!” thought the generations, however, these ancient warnings have been ignored at great cost to people who suffered the dreadful consequences of foolishness.

My Prayer

Almighty God, I’ve ignored many of Your warnings thinking that I am smart enough to see the pitfalls. But, in fact, Your compassion has carried me when I fell down. Teach me God to be humble.

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