Then if anyone hears the trumpet but does not heed the warning and the sword comes and takes their life, their blood will be on their own head.
(Ezekiel 33:4, NIV)
It is often said that a frog placed in a pot of water set to boil will remain in that pot even as the temperature rises to dangerous and life threatening gradations. This is because the frog’s cold blooded nature causes it to readjust its core temperature time and time again in an effort to match the temperature of its immediate surroundings. The danger of this however is found in the fact that a frog will remain in the water even as it starts to boil, ultimately resulting in the loss of its life.
As warm blooded creatures, we could never fathom sitting comfortably unaware in a pot of increasingly heated water to the point of being cooked alive. Yet as we take inventory of the culture within which we live, boiling pots seem to be everywhere. Let’s face it, whether we are in a pot of overindulgence as dictated by pop-culture; or whether we are in a pot of sexual immorality as dictated by the media we all are sitting in a pot of water dangerously close to both a physical as well as spiritual death.
As a result of this process, we all have been desensitized to spiritual danger. However, unlike the frog whose body cannot regulate its temperature, we have been created to discern both good from evil, safety from harm. Yet, many of us have forfeited this ability for the sake of fitting in. As a result, we have found ourselves teetering on the very slippery slope of depravity all the while lulling ourselves into the falsity of believing there will be no consequences for our actions.
Beloved, what is your pot of water? Is it the pot of sexual immorality? Is it the pot of overindulgence? Is it the pot of gossip and bearing false witness? Is it the pot of the love of money? Or, is it the pot of pride? The list goes on and on. Do not become the cause of your own demise. Hear the trumpet and heed its warning, today.
It is my prayer for you this week that, with the help of the Holy Spirit, you will be able to identify the various pots within which you sit. I pray that once your pots have been revealed, you will confess of your sins and seek deliverance. Lastly, it is my prayer that you will seek to strengthen your sense of discernment so that you may never fall victim to increasingly heated pots again. I pray this prayer in none other than the matchless name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Alleluia!
Know that I love you, all.
Until next week, Red Shoes and Discernment.
Danielle, The Girl in the Red Shoes