Recognize the warning signs
“Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man's voice forbad the madness of the prophet.” 2 Peter 2:15-16 KJV https://www.bible.com/1/2pe.2.15-16.kjv
Do you recognize the warning signs? So many times today, especially in our day to day activities the lines between a good godly decision and one that is not , is sometimes not as clear cut. But even in those situations we have a safeguard, first our conscience and then the HolySpirit that prompts our spirit into discernment. The question though is “Do we recognize the way God warns us?”. He sends instructions and guidance to us but in some cases like Balaam who considered the promised blessings and promotions that Balaak was offering for him to go curse the children, despite the initial instruction from God not to go, still tried to arm-twist God. And when he would not recognize the angel that was sent to stop him, God used a donkey to speak to him. Well, despite still going on, God showed his awesomeness by making him bless the Israelites rather than curse them. Some of us hear “words of wisdom” from unexpected quarters and we know that it’s confirmation of the promptings from the HolySpirit.... Don’t ignore.... Do what it right by God.... because the outcome of disobedience can be disastrous... Recognize the signs and follow them back to the will of God....
Prayer: Dear God, I repent of every past acts of disobedience. Please send your words to me and give me the grace to obey that I may constantly be at the center of your will for my life...🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾