TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT?

WHILE PASSING A GASOLINE TANKER TRUCK, I NOTICED A SMALL STICKER PLACED AT EYE LEVEL ON THE BACK OF THE TANK THAT READ: “IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE TOO CLOSE”. THE SIGN WAS ACCURATE. A DRIVER BEHIND THE TRUCK WOULD HAVE TO BE WITHIN 30-40 FEET IN ORDER TO READ THE SIGN….A DANGEROUS DISTANCE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS AND MUCH TOO CLOSE TO STOP AND AVOID REAR ENDING A GASOLINE TRUCK!

HOW ABOUT YOUR DAILY WALK WITH SIN? ARE YOU TO CLOSE? ARE YOU AT A SAFE DISTANCE AWAY FROM SIN OR ARE YOU SO CLOSE YOU ARE IN DANGER? ARE YOU AVOIDING THE WARNING SIGNS? AS YOU MAKE ALLOWANCES, ARE YOU PUTTING YOURSELF OR OTHERS IN JEOPARDY? DO YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE IDEA OF ‘JUST A LITTLE’ WON’T HURT ANYTHING? OR HOW ABOUT ‘NO ONE WILL KNOW’, MAYBE ‘IT WON’T HURT ANYONE’, OR ‘I’LL DO THIS OR THAT JUST THIS ONE TIME’?

SIN….ALL SIN….HAS A WARNING SIGN….’IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU ARE TOO CLOSE’. SIN IS LIKE A MAGNET. GET TOO CLOSE AND SIN PULLS YOU IN ALL AT ONCE BEFORE YOU KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING. WHETHER YOU ARE BEHIND LARGE TRUCKS ON THE ROAD OR ARE AWARE OF A SINFUL SITUATION…..DON’T GET TOO CLOSE…KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE AND ASK FOR FORGIVENESS FOR THOSE PAST SINFUL FAILURES.

“FOR THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH, BUT THE GIFT OF GOD IS ETERNAL LIFE IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.” ROMANS 6:23 NIV