Warning Labels


Today I bought a spray for killing spiders. Printed in big red letters on the front of the can are the words: “Do not eat or spray in mouth.” I wonder how many folks buy spider spray to eat for breakfast?

We are so foolish (or stupid) that the government requires danger warnings on everything. My toothpaste warns: “Not for consumption.” The bottle of water explains: “Cap poses a choking hazard.” The box of food warns: “Caution: Food may be hot after microwaving.” The cup of coffee is marked: “Contents are hot.” Even the box of copier paper is stamped: “May cause injury if dropped.” Are you so stupid that you don’t know a 50 pound box of paper will hurt when it falls on your foot?

Your life is not so marked for danger, but God has warned us in the Bible. Here’s one that is clear:

All souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine; the soul who sins shall die (Ezekiel 18:4).

There is then this promise:

Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die … for I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord God. “Therefore turn and live!” (Ezekiel 18:31, 32). 

We are very concerned about our safety, how concerned are we about our eternal souls?

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