Turn Around, Don't Drown

Nº 166 weekly devotions to refresh your soul by Dr. Dan Bolin - October 5, 2021


Learn this lesson: not to trust Christ because you repent, but trust Christ to make you repent; not to come to Christ because you have a broken heart, but to come to Him that He may give you a broken heart; not to come to Him because you are fit to come, but to come to Him because you are unfit to come. Your fitness is your unfitness. Your qualification is your lack of qualification. - Charles Spurgeon

Our friend and her daughter were on a cross-country road trip when they found themselves battling the remnant of an angry hurricane cutting its way through the southeastern United States. The rain and wind were powerful, and traveling an unknown road complicated the drama. At one point, an ambulance coming the opposite direction stopped, and the driver warned them to turn around. Just ahead, water was rushing across the road creating a treacherous, if not deadly, threat. That simple warning may have saved their lives; at least it prevented them from continuing in a dangerous direction. The Bible commends those who are willing to stop and tell others to turn around, helping the wayward travelers to avoid the dangers of their reckless choices. The Lord told Ezekiel, If you warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he will surely live because he took warning.” (Ezekiel 3:21) The word repentance simply means to turn around, to stop going in a dangerous direction and to head for the safety of God’s prescribed route. Make sure you are following God’s designated pathway and encourage others to turn around and enjoy the ultimate safety of traveling this life with Him.

Dan Bolin President Refueling in Flight Ministries, Inc