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Topic: Much Ado about Nothing (not about the play) (07/28/11)
TITLE: Why The Yellow Lines
By Von Pickett
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For what purpose are the yellow lines on our roads and highways (the solid yellow lines that warn us about the possibility of oncoming traffic if we attempt to pass the slow moving vehicle in front of us or the broken yellow lines that tell us it’s possibly safe to proceed if we desire to go around)? And what about all the directives that we get from all the white painted arrows and lines at the intersections and traffic lights with multiple lanes? Why are the lines and arrows, whether solid, broken, yellow or white, so vital and necessary for our very lives? They provide us with information that could affect the decisions we make when behind the wheel of our vehicles – life and death decisions! When we abide by them, they keep us from plowing head on into the oncoming vehicle(s) headed our direction, they also keep us on our side of the road and prevent collisions when multiple lanes of traffic converge on one traffic light. Mary Bellis from About.com Guide says, “Rules are one method of controlling traffic...” (History of Roads, History of Traffic Lights).
Now, keeping the purpose of the yellow lines in mind, help me understand why our current society has deemed that the Bible is “much ado about nothing”? Are the commands and directives in the Word of God not necessary for “controlling traffic” in our daily lives? Why would we not want to obey the Ten Commandments? Instead, it seems preferable in our society to “…call evil good and good evil…” (Isaiah 5:20, NKJV). The decisions being made (taking prayer out of our schools, removing “don’t ask don’t tell” in our military, not to mention the daily killing of our unborn, and removing all vestige of truth and purity from our society) has placed this glorious and blessed nation on a disaster course that is certain to end in a train wreck - with no survivors. We have removed the only standard of Truth and of right and wrong. It seems to me that we need the road signs of truth found so clearly in the Word, warning us of the impending dangers that lie ahead if we do not change course. The warning in Hosea 4:6 (NKJV), “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children”, seems very plain to me.
I see no distinction between the catastrophe that is certainly ahead for America and the pandemonium that would surely ensue if we removed (or ignored) all the lines and arrows (whether solid, broken, yellow or white) from our streets, roads and highways. Once again a warning speaks to us from 2 Peter 2:6 (NKJV), “And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes, condemned them to destruction, making them an example to those who afterward would live ungodly”. Are the attacks being perpetrated (by those who do not believe in God) against everything that remotely represents Christianity – the cancer that is eating away the very foundation of our nation and Constitution really “much ado about nothing”? I think not, what about you?
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