A man recently asked me to watch for a used riding lawn mower and tonight I spied one that was about like he wants. Since the mower was located near the road I was driving on and some family members were outside, I decided to stop and get some information.
The family dog was not visible and apparently not interested in me when I stopped. Neither did it show itself when I left my truck. When I was a good distance from my vehicle the dog did take an interest in me and he was big. He raced out to my location as fast as he could with teeth barred and a nasty bark. His salivating jaws and not so dull teeth grazed my hand as a woman screamed DON'T MOVE. It was a thoughtful but unnecessary warning. I stood very still hoping Fido would leave me with all my arms and legs.
The woman made her way out to me, called off the dog, and gave me all the information I sought. Making it back into the vehicle safely not only left me thankful but thinking about warnings. We may receive a warning well before it is needed, just before it is needed, or after the fact (too late). Some warnings are worthless and some save lives.
God has issued some warnings to the world, one of which is found in 2 Peter 3:10-11: But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing that these things are thus all to be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in (all) holy living and godliness.
Do you believe God's warning? Have you prepared yourself for eternity? If not, a time is coming when it will be too late.