Little picture of the sun

“It is not those who just hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous” Romans 2:13 (NIV)

Paul is basically writing to plead with the readers to not just read God’s laws, Words, and principles, but to also follow what it is saying. It’s for our own protection!

I was on one of those medications that have to be taken for ten days. I read the warning on the side of the little bottle, “avoid direct sunlight while taking this medication”. It even has a picture of a small sun beside the warning.

Well, for nine days I was following that “law”, and was feeling pretty good. On day ten I choose to spend some quality time with my youngest son. We spent the afternoon outside together, in the sun.

I was feeling fine all afternoon enjoying something fathers need to do (we are all so good at justifying our actions).

The next morning I woke up to a splitting headache, and extremely tired body. I can just imagine the doctor who is responsible for those warnings, watching me outside in the sun, saying, “what is this idiot thinking? I tried to protect him. I even had an artist put a little picture of the sun beside my advice.”


Heavenly Father, I don’t want to settle with just knowing and reading about You. Help me to follow it so that You can protect and provide for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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