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Rev. E. Anderson
TAKING RISKS
Senior Living Ministries

Many accidental deaths result from taking risks. That’s the conclusion of an organization in Canada that is seeking to decrease accidents between cars and trains. Roger Cyr, the organization’s national director, puts most of the blame for fatalities on drivers who are risk takers.

“Studies have shown that when people hear a train whistle, their minds tell them to accelerate their speed,” says Cyr. “About 43 percent of the accidents occur at crossings equipped with flashing lights and bells or gates.” Cyr also said that many drivers “even have the audacity to drive around or under gates.”

Drivers take the risks, thinking they can beat the train and somehow miss the collision. But the consequences are often tragic, because when a car and a train collide, the train will always win.

While it’s easy to look at such sad statistics and shake our heads, the truth is that many people today, even Christians, do the exact same thing with sin. They think themselves to be invincible to sin’s effects, and they charge headfirst into situations that often result in them succumbing to destructive behaviour.

When it comes to sin, don’t take unnecessary risks. Guard yourself against falling into the destructive behaviour and live your life in obedience to God through His grace!

PRAYER CHALLENGE

Pray that God would give you the wisdom to avoid taking unnecessary sin risks.

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