Green Light

The traffic light turned green and the driver pulled out to make a left hand turn. Just then another car appeared coming from the left at about 50 miles an hour. It never slowed for the red light. Fortunately, there was no collision. The driver of the other cars entering the intersection saw the speeding car and waited. But an assumption had been made by the driver of the first car; the light was green, and it was safe to go. It is so easy to become complacent and let down one’s guard. We assume life will go on the way it is supposed to. We are not always careful.

Fifty times in the New International Version of the Bible we find the expression “be careful.” There are some rather interesting verses connected with this phrase. Just one is found in Titus 3:8,9. It says, “…those who have trusted in God should be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. Avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and arguments and quarrels about the law, because these are unprofitable and useless.”

Written 7/27/2000