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Monday, July 3, 2017

God the WARNER

July 3

(Luke 21:34 NIV) "Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with dissipation, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you unexpectedly like a trap."

(Mark 4:18-19 NIV) "Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; {19} but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful."

Our heavenly Father is so wise. He is God the Warner. Those who had competent and caring parents can remember their many warnings: “Don’t go so fast! Stay away from that crowd! Don’t stay out too late!” Most of us figured it was just a plot by old people to prevent us from having any fun. But when we became adults, we realized (many times tragically) that the old folks were right, and many times we issued the same warnings to our children. The dangers that Jesus warns us about are usually relationship killers: addiction in any form, constant anxiety, chasing after wealth, and dissipation, which is constant busyness and lack of focus. Many today are drowning in their habits, their worries, their jobs, and their schedules. Will we listen to God the Warner and take steps to avoid these destructive behaviors, or will we just blow Him off? Choose wisely. Consider this a Warning. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

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