If you reject God’s teaching,
you will pay the price.
A West Virginia state trooper pulled a woman over for going fifteen miles over the speed limit. After he wrote her a ticket, she asked, “Don’t you give out warnings?” “Yes ma’am,” he said; “they’re all up and down the road. They say, ‘Speed Limit 55.’”
The Bible posts warnings too. Here are a few from Proverbs.
“Avoid evil and walk straight ahead. Don’t go one step off the right way” (4:27).
“Don’t talk so much . . . Be sensible and turn off the flow” (10:19)
“It is hard to stop a quarrel once it starts, so don’t let it begin” (17:14).
“If you refuse to obey what you have been taught, your prayers will not be heard” (28:9).
When the warnings are ignored, there’s a price to pay.
Famous last words: “I did it my way.”