(Proverbs 13:14 KJV) The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
Sometimes teaching seems an exercise in futility. I will announce the page to turn to. I will write it on the white board. I will project it on the screen in letters a foot high. I will announce it again. The people at all points of the compass will be on the page and the student in the center will ask, “What page are we on?”
Often we are this way with the “law” (teaching NASB) (8451) [torah] of God. He has announced repeatedly what He expects. He gives us examples of what it means to ignore His laws, written in ruined lives around us. In our hearts there is a quiet witness of right and wrong. And we act like we didn’t know.
I travel down a certain stretch of road on occasion. I know the road and there is a sign which says “Dip.” Too often I ignore the sign and hit the low spot at a speed that punishes the suspension of my car and rattles my teeth. Whose fault it is?
So? God has given us plenty of warning. What do you need to pay attention to today? It will be different for you than me, but the signs are posted.