We are reminded daily we live in a world of warnings. We have warning lights and bells in our cars to remind us to turn off the lights, take off the brake, or fasten our seatbelt. Athletes are often warned during competition of infractions that if they continue to do them they will be ejected from the game. In soccer for example, if a player intentionally trips a player he is given a yellow card as a warning. If it happens again in the game the player is handed a red card and is escorted off the field. Perhaps you have walked between cars in a crowded parking lot and heard a loud voice shouting from under a vehicle Warning, you’re too close to this car. Please step back immediately!
My mother gave me these words of warning as I would head out of the house on the way to school. She would say, “Before you cross the street, you stop, you look, and you listen. She was trying to keep me from getting injured or worse. God also gives us warnings for our good. God loved us so much that He sent His only Begotten Son to shed His sinless blood so we could enjoy eternal life. There are some warnings more important than others like this one: “…man is destined to die once and after that face judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).