Our verse for today comes from 2 Samuel 2:28, ” So Joab blew a trumpet; and all the people stood still and did not pursue Israel anymore, nor did they fight anymore. “
There are many cities that have emergency sirens all throughout the town. When something enormous threatens the safety of the inhabitants, these giant horns will blare, and the people are supposed to leave their homes and head for safety. Fortunately, I have never had to experience this kind of dire circumstance and flee for my life. But I know that it does happen, and when it does, the only thing that matters is getting loved ones out and getting them somewhere safe. And that is the point of the siren. Its blast is to signal potential disaster and compel the hearers to drop what they are doing, to stop pursuing whatever has their immediate attention, and focus on doing the most important thing they can do, and that is to save their life. Cities have this protocol in place to avert disaster and preserve society. It is the highest calling of the government to protect and preserve the lives of the people. And if that is true for the public domain and the physical lives of the citizens, then what is there to preserve the spiritual life of the believer from disaster? Is there a siren in your life that can awaken you to the impending doom that might be heading your way? If you have been taking steps in a direction that does not have a good ending, are you able to hear the blast that is calling you to turn and flee?
God has put all sorts of sirens in our lives to steer us away from sin and turn us back towards Him. We don’t have to worry, like some cities, that we don’t have a way to find out what might be coming. We don’t lack for warnings or for clear direction on where safety lies. But having the warnings available doesn’t guarantee your safety. How many clowns stay in their beach house as the hurricane pounds away on the coastline? We have to heed the promptings from God. We have to acknowledge that we like to have things our own way, and that many times that is the worst thing we could do. So stop turning a deaf ear to that siren. It’s not just blowing for fun. It’s doing the most important job it can do.
As we seek Him today, ask God to blast that siren once again so you can hear what you have been ignoring. Keenly look at your circumstances to see how the Lord is speaking to you.
Also published on : Medium.com.