Daily Reflections

Grave Danger

September 11, 2022 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

There is a way that seems right to a person, but its end is the way to death. —Proverbs 14:12

If I noticed my neighbors’ house was on fire, I would do whatever I had to do to get them out of danger. If necessary, I would scream and pound on their door. I wouldn’t worry about whether they felt annoyed or about hurting their feelings. Their lives are at risk.

That’s the picture of someone who is engaged in sin and won’t stop. They’re in grave danger. Because this is a desperate situation, I’m going to do whatever I can to warn them and help them get out of that burning house before it’s too late.

If you know you’re engaged in thinking or behavior that God says is sin, then I implore you to take immediate, drastic steps to extricate yourself from the dangerous situation you’ve allowed yourself to get into. The grace of God will enable you to take one difficult step after another past emotions, old habits, and deeply ingrained (but false) ways of thinking. He will lead you in a whole new way of life.

Make it Personal

Ask the Lord to show you anyone around you who needs to be rescued—and then go help them!