(Pro 1:24 KJV) Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
This is the beginning of a very serious warning that Christians as a whole don’t like to admit exists, even if it does not apply to them. We have this idea that God is love. Why? Because the Bible tells us so. That problem is that we think this is the insipid love of contemporary culture and forget that it is the love of a holy God. It isn’t just the tough love that James Dobson used to write about. It is the sin-grinding love of the Holy One of Israel. He does not play around.
This reminds us that God communicates with us. If you read your Bible much it is obvious that He has a long history of second chances. This points out that people do not listen. It is the groundwork for tragedy.
So? It is dangerous not to listen at times. It doesn’t matter if you don’t hear your wife telling you to take out the garbage. It does matter if she is screaming that the house is on fire.