Go Ahead, Drink and Drive
This road sign, posted by my friend Adie on his FB wall, made me ponder and wonder about how the human mind works.
We know what we need NOT do, but we do it anyway. We know the consequences of what we do wrong, but we do it anyway.
We all have this sign installed along the road of our conscience, but we ignore it sometimes, or completely.
Me to me: Go ahead—
Worry, and you'll get sick and feel awful.
Rush, and you'll regret your actions.
Fume, and you'll say hurtful things in anger.
Loaf around, and you'll amount to nothing.
Judge, and you'll likewise be judged.
Gossip, and you'll destroy people's reputation.
Hoard, and you'll never know when enough is enough.
Pamper and reward yourself, and you'll forget about your neighbors.
Worship at the altar of your worldly treasures, and you'll forget about the God who gave it all.
The scriptures couldn't be clearer: Romans 6:22-23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."
The wages of sin are the jail, the hospital, the morgue, plus the direst of consequences you can think of: death.
And eternal life?
Right now, while we still have the faculties to drive down the road of our conscience, we need grace to help us take stock of the road signs and go through the route of Jesus, which ends (or begins) in life everlasting.