(Proverbs 10:25 KJV) As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
Last month we talked about whirlwinds and Chicken Little. What else can you do to deal with the Katrina’s of life? When that famous hurricane approached New Orleans the residents were advised to leave. Some got in their cars and went to visit relatives. They may have lost some possessions but they were safe. Others stayed and ignored the warnings. Their experiences were horror stories.
Granted, it is sometimes hard to tell the Chicken Little scares from the real thing. In New Orleans it seems to me you would know if you were low enough to risk flooding, but I don’t live there. How many other hurricanes had come and gone with no disaster?
In spiritual terms we have plenty of clear warning about life’s potential disasters. We have them from trustworthy sources such as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. When we have secondary sources such as pulpits and books, the truth is easy to check. Sin is easy to identify if you are really looking and listening. Even if my windows are sealed I can tell when the car next to me has a major bass booster.
So? Avoid the whirlwinds. At the lowest level you will keep dust from getting in your eyes. At the other end you can avoid hell.