I don’t like it any better than the next person that danger exists in this world. But if it has to exist, I sure am glad that there are ways of being warned.
Danger can come from various sources and harm us in more or less visible ways.
Sometimes we get very visible warnings, like the signs and signals that are used in construction zones.
Other times it is just an inner feeling that tells us to run, get away from this dangerous person, get away from this temptation, or get away from these dangerous ideas.
Yes, ideas can be dangerous. Lies can
- lead us astray,
- take away our joy, and
- lead us to self-defeating and destructive behaviors and perceived hopelessness which can also drag down those we love.
There are plenty of lies out there masquerading as truth. We probably all believe at least one or two of them without even realizing it.
For those of us who know and love God, we need to examine every idea by the truth of God’s word.
We can say we want to draw closer to God, but if we don’t know what He says and don’t spend time in His word trying to find out, then we are in a place of danger, in that we begin to drift away from our strong Protector instead of drawing closer to Him.
Learning and knowing God’s word gives you the truth in your mind and heart that will set you free from the bondage that comes from believing lies.
Today I am thankful for the red flags, whether visible or internal, that warn us to stay away from all kinds of danger!
What about you? Are you glad for red flags that warn of danger? How have you experienced this “rescue” from danger in your life?