A lady and her sixteen year old daughter were driving down the highway when a little red sports car came racing by.
A young man was at the wheel, enjoying himself, dangerously weaving in and out of traffic.
He drove dangerously close to several cars, but also he weaved in and around several 18 wheelers.
Several times he passed by only inches between his car and others on the highway. It looked like he was trying to make figure 8’s on the road.
The mother told the daughter, “I wish I could just say a few words of warning to that boy.”
The daughter who was sixteen and always “SO EMBARASSED” about everything begged her mother not to say anything to the other driver.
The mother prayed, “God if you will allow me to, I will give that boy a warning.”
The boy was not only endangering his life but the lives of everyone else on the highway.
By some miracle, a few minutes later the woman stopped at a red light right next to the young man.
She motioned for him to roll down his window. Her daughter scooted down in her seat SO EMBARRASED.
Then the woman said, “Young man may I tell you something?”
Surprised, he nodded.
The woman continued, “ If you do not stop weaving in and out of traffic like that you are going to have a terrible accident, and you might not be the only one hurt.”
The boy laughed and said, “Maam, don’t say that! That’s a bad prediction.”
The woman said, “It is not a hard prediction to make. Slow down. Drive carefully.”
When the light changed the boy took off at a great rate of speed again, weaving through a few more cars. Soon he was out out sight.
The mother and daughter forgot about the boy and the warning and continued on their journey.
About forty miles down the road, they saw highway patrol vehicles and emergency vehicles . Traffic was moving very slowly.
When they got closer, they saw someone on a stretcher and the little red sports car overturned in a field.
The woman rolled down her window and asked an officer about the accident.
He told her that the were still trying to get all the details, but according to eyewitnesses it looked like the person in the red sports car kept weaving in and out of traffic in front of an 18 wheeler.
After putting up with this for a few times, the truck driver chased him down and ran him off the road. He meant to just bump him off the highway but the car started flipping and crashed.
“Is he going to be alright?” the daughter asked. “No,” the officer said, “It’s a fatality.”
A little bit farther down the road, a truck driver stood in handcuffs waiting to be arrested for vehicular manslaughter.
Most of the time disobedience ruins not only the life of the disobedient, but the lives of others, too.
The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;
To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;
To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.
A wise [man] will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:
To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.