I found this photo in the hundreds I snapped the other day while we were out on a motorcycle ride. It was quite by accident, I’m sure my knee and the camera collided on a bump. But on this particular ride, the yellow lines caught my attention more than once.
Apparently, drivers think they have the right to pass regardless of the lines on the road. Possibly they just misjudge the amount of space between them and us, but either way, my adrenaline kicked in a couple of time when I looked up and there was a car in the place we were going to be in just a few seconds.
There are lines in the road for a reason. They aren’t meant to be suggestions, they are laid out according to the conditions of the road.
This is how I see many things in my Christian walk. Yes, there are off-road, we don’t need lines in this place, stuff in the Bible. But there are also…this is a curve, with a solid double line on both sides, because you can’t safely pass here information too.
Life is filled with temptations. Our sinful self wants to go where we want to go, when we want to go there. Often with disregard to the risk we are placing ourselves or others in.
When you’ve driven as long as I have, you can get the idea that you know better than the highway engineer who laid out the plan for the road, or falsely believe that a little disobedience isn’t really a big deal.
Every time I cross a line and get away with it, I fool myself into believing I didn’t do anything wrong.
I’m setting myself up for failure when I do this, and I’m going to find myself Weary by Wednesday. We all set ourselves up for failure when we ignore the clearly laid out lines of right and wrong, that God so graciously shared with us in His living word.
When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. They are not just idle words for you—they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.” Deuteronomy 32:45-47 (NIV)
How are you doing with the lines on the road?
Thanks for sharing your Wednesday with me, I am so glad you stopped by.