(Proverbs 7:23 KJV) Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.
What does it take to wake people up? Understand I count myself as a member of the group “people”. It took the reality of diabetes and the threat of the needle to get me serious about weight loss. We just finished a school year and we always have students coming to us a week before it is over asking how they can get their grade up. Suddenly they don’t want to fail.
Think of the destructive behavior you see around you. We watch drug abuse, video addiction, young girls dressing like prostitutes and young men dressing like prison inmates. We watch churches focusing on fellowship instead of worship. We see parents dropping off their children at day care so they can go to the gym. There are so many varieties that I could go on all day and still not notice the ones that I am most guilty of violating.
God is patient. God is forgiving. In this chapter the call to repentance goes out. The scary thing is that in other chapters God seems to say that even He has a limit to His patience. There may come a day when He will not listen any more.
So? Be real, whatever that means. Be honest, with yourself and with God. Don’t wait until you need a liver transplant.