If we flip through the first few chapters in Matthew, we will realize that Jesus was frequently seen admonishing the crowds about the destructive teachings of the Pharisees. Likewise, in other portions of the scripture, His disciples followed his footsteps by constantly propagating the gospel to the people.
However, warnings are signs that don’t necessarily provoke positive feelings or thoughts, but they are there to prevent us from falling into sinful ways and habits. If we know that an act or action is harmful, it is the most unloving thing not to tell others about it. This is why we will be sharing with you five biblical warnings you should never ignore.
Here are the 5 warnings from the Bible to never ignore:
1. Forsake Ungodliness
Forsaking ungodliness is living a life marked by repentance. Repentance is not a one-time occurrence; instead, it’s a continuous experience we have to undergo as believers.
As Christians, we are no longer a slave to sin because we have received the Holy spirit Roman 8:12-17. Apostle Paul declares that many who have received God’s grace through Jesus Christ must renounce godlessness to live a righteous live Titus 2:12-13.
2. Let the Fear of God Prune you.
As Christians, we work by faith to resist the devil because we don’t have any reason to regard him at all. As Christians, our highest allegiance should be to God and God alone.
Hebrews 12:23 warns us to serve God in fear and awe. Just like a child will healthily develop a fear of discipline for his parent, so should we for our Heavenly Father.
3. Decease From Stealing
We are urged to refrain from taking what belongs to someone else. No matter how little it is, taking something from someone else without the person authorizing it or referencing the person is absolute theft. As Christians, we are commanded to stop stealing and work for our needs Ephesians 4:28. We portray dignity and respect other people’s work when we do this.
4. Refrain From all Form of Lust
Fantasizing and giving in to all forms of temptations or desires distance us from God. When we indulge in lustful activities, we deny ourselves of God’s perfect plan.
Paul warned Timothy to flee lusts in 2 Timothy 2:2 and instead pursue righteousness and faith in Christ.
Related: Signs That Shows You Are Backsliding
5. Stop Using Derogatory Words
The easiest way to sin against God is using derogatory words. 1 Peter 2:1 sternly warns us against using unkind and destructive words towards others. This act is not acceptable among believers.
Reflecting upon these biblical warnings by making the necessary adjustment means you are ready to submit and humble yourself before God. However, Philippians 2:3 teaches us to do nothing inspired by self-interest but rather in humility value others before yourself.