Photo and Commentary ©2018 by Bev Riter
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Have you noticed various warning signs? The warning sign in my above photos indicates that drones and camping are not allowed at that particular place in Iceland. Some warnings might seem strange – like “Warning: contains nuts” on my can of peanuts. Did you cookie-dough-lovers read the new label on flour? “Cook before sneaking a taste – flour is not ready-to-eat and must be thoroughly cooked before eating.” My new microwave (my old one died) has many important warnings, including “You can be killed or seriously injured if you do not follow instructions.” Now that is getting serious! Continuing on the serious side of warnings, “Surgeon General’s Warning: Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema and May Complicate Pregnancy.”

Like warning signs and labels we see in our everyday lives, the Bible contains many warnings; some for people in biblical times and some that also apply to us today. They are given by God because he has loved His people throughout the ages. He warned the Israelites to not forget Him; likewise we shouldn’t forget Him today. (Deuteronomy 6:12, 13) What other “warning” or “beware” or “be careful” examples can you think of in the Bible?