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Signs are beneficial. They provide direction, information, inspiration, and instructions. Paying attention to them is wise.
One type of sign especially important to see and obey is a warning sign. Heeding warning signs keeps you from lots of trouble. One of the constant mistakes of God’s people in the Old Testament was their consistent disregard and outright rejection of God’s warnings. Look at the following passage that describes this pattern in 2 Kings 17:13-15 (NIV) “The Lord warned Israel and Judah through all his prophets and seers: ‘Turn from your evil ways. Observe my commands and decrees, in accordance with the entire Law that I commanded your ancestors to obey and that I delivered to you through my servants the prophets.’ But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the Lord their God. They rejected his decrees and the covenant he had made with their ancestors and the statutes he had warned them to keep. They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless. They imitated the nations around them although the Lord had ordered them, ‘Do not do as they do.’”
The rejection of God’s warnings eventually cost Israel their nation. It was a high price to pay. They ended up dispersed and broken.
God sends us warnings too. Primarily through His Word. What we do with His advice is up to us. His warnings are an expression of His love for us. Pay attention to God’s warning signs.