It may have been about 2005 when we moved into our current subdivision. Our house was one of the first houses built in our area of the subdivision. I’m not trying to offer that as an excuse for what happened, but then again, I may be.
Entering our subdivision the street dead ends into our street. There is a stop sign at that intersection.
Coming home one evening, I approached the stop sign and noticed the police car parked up our street. I “stopped” at the stop sign, turned right and headed to the house. The police car almost immediately turned on his lights and moved in my direction.
The officer was very kind and informed me that “stopping” actually meant that your wheels completely stop rolling. After all STOP is exactly what is written.
YIELD is another word. It means to yield, not necessarily to come to a stop, but to allow other traffic to go ahead of you.
Two words that are written numerous times on our road ways. Failing to heed them can cost us money.
I thought of this incident while reading Paul’s letter to the Corinthians regarding the division taking place among them. They were taking pride in certain individuals and their pride was instrumental in causing their division. So Paul wrote, “I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos that you may learn not to go beyond what is written.”
Stay with what God has written. It really is important.