This morning my son who is almost three found his older brothers spiderman mask from halloween a few years ago. He placed it over his head and began to run around. It only took a minute of running around until we heard him crying. You see the mask was much too big for him and he couldn’t see through the eye holes. They did not align with his eyes. The result was him running into the wall full speed. My wife picked him up and loved on him and then put him down and instructed him to be careful because the mask caused him to not be able to see. He put the mask back on and ran straight into the wall within a few minutes. He cared more about the fact that it was fun wearing the mask than the fact that the mask wasn’t made for him and could result in pain.
I think about that story and I laugh that my son is so silly and maybe that he isn’t so bright. But really he is no different than you and I. Many times we go about life putting things into our lives that don’t line up with the eyes of scripture. We blind ourselves to the dangers around and continually run into walls but we are not willing to take off the mask and align our lives with scripture. Over and over again we feel the painful affects of a life not aligned with God’s law and God’s design for our lives and guess what the result is 100 % of the time? Pain!
If you want to stop running into walls in your life and stop the painful affects of your actions let me admonish you to pursue after living under the protective covering of God’s Word. Check out the following verses.
Luke 8:8 “Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand.”
Deut. 11:18 “So commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these words of mine. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders”
Deut. 32:2 “Let my teaching fall on you like rain;let my speech settle like dew.Let my words fall like rain on tender grass, like gentle showers on young plants.”
Deut. 32:46 “Take to heart all the words of warning I have given you today. Pass them on as a command to your children so they will obey every word of these instructions.”
2 Sam.7:28 “For you are God, O Sovereign Lord. Your words are truth, and you have promised these good things to your servant.”
Psalm 49:3 “For my words are wise,and my thoughts are filled with insight.”
Psalm 119:57 “Lord, you are mine!I promise to obey your words!”
Psalm 119:147 “I rise early, before the sun is up; I cry out for help and put my hope in your words.”
Proverbs 4:4 “Take my words to heart.Follow my commands, and you will live.”
James 1:22 “Do not merely listen to the WOrd, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says!
James 1:25 “Whoever…does not simply listen and then forget, but puts it into practice – that person will be blessed in what He does”
This is just the tip of the iceberg. Get into God’s Word and put it into practice. It’s time to stop running into