Friday, October 3, 2008

Road signs from God

I love breakfast. This morning I went to Old Tymes and had the basic two egg breakfast. I know it isn't good for my heart and my cholesterol, but I don't do it every day. It is one of those things that I do on occasion that simply adds joy to my plate.

Do you have things that you do that accomplish the same thing? For years I played softball. After a broken leg, two dislocated shoulders, a broken finger and numerous scrapes, bruises and minor injuries my wife made me quit. When I asked her why she simply replied, "You should know better than to ask!"

Some people like to shop and they just get a thrill out of picking up a bargain. Others like to go to a good dance club and have a good time. Some folks stop in at one of the Casino and play for a little while.

I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with any of these activities. When done in moderation they can be very helpful in allowing us to unwind and enjoy life. The problem is that too many of us go overboard. Our "fun" button gets stuck and we go to extremes and end up hurting ourselves. We eat too much, or drink too much or stay out too late or break something. The fun then begins to turn around and bite us.

The Bible talks about doing things in moderation. Life is really about balancing everything we do. God warns us that when we step past the boundaries he has put out there, we are going to end up in trouble and distress.

When I was little I didn't like the fact that my parents told me I couldn't do certain things. As I grew up I began to understand some of their warnings and realized that they were there to protect me more than anything else. The same is true with God. The admonitions in the Bible, the Commandments, the warnings arise out of God's deep love for us and his desire that we live long and fruitful lives.

So think about what you are doing especially if the Bible throws up a red flag. It just might save your life.


1 comment:

Denise said...

We all need to watch out for those red flags from God.