Broken homes, broken hearts; towns that were nearly erased all because of a tornado. Homes lost, pets gone, picture, memorabilia, cars and boats all gone in a flash. As one man said it’s just stuff but I thank God that my family is okay. We’re all safe, no one is hurt because we had enough warning of the oncoming storms and we left for safer ground, thank God. It’s the difference between life and death taking heed to the warning we heard. In John chapter 8 and verse 24 we read this I (Jesus) said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Living without Him is hard. Dying without Him is hell. With God’s warning also comes God’s way to escape the storm.
Romans 10:8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
Romans 10:11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
I know, I know we have heard the warning too many times but have we heeded the warning that we heard? Or have we said to ourselves not right now maybe later. What would have happened to those in the line of the tornado had they heard the warning and said “maybe later I am too busy at this moment; can’t you see I am putting the finishing touches on this project maybe then I’ll find a safer place. You would say to that person that they were out of their mind. What about those; maybe even yourself that have heard the warning that they could die in their sins or Jesus could come back at any moment. The warning is not taken seriously or the idea of later will be a more convenient time. That could have been what the people of Noah’s day thought and by thinking that way they literally missed the boat. Most everyone, if not everyone who reads these blogs knows the Lord as their personal savior; aren’t you glad you took heed to the warning and moved to safer ground; Jesus. In order for that to have taken place someone had to warn you that a storm was approaching so you could have the choice to make the decision to move to higher ground. Well, are we passing that same warning on to others? I’m not talking about pushing others into a corner and waving a big Bible in their face. Oh no, that’s not the kind of warning I want to do or see done to others. We all can warn others in small ways for we all have the ability to share and live what God has done in our life. Some plant, some water and some harvest but we can all have an opportunity to warn others.
1Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. Do others want what you have spiritually? See you next week have a great weekend!