I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. Romans 16:17 NIV
We are warned to be on the alert for people who put obstacles in the way of others and make it difficult for them to come unto God. But as we look around us at the religious scene of our day, can we notice that this is happening still? Christ teaches us the necessity of stepping past theoretic religion and approach God with the pure intention of coming to know Him personally. The Apostles teach us to work hard to demonstrate that we have made enough of our faith to carry through with our urge to walk with our Savior. Many are the threats that would hinder our soul´s upward journey to God! Can we hear the warning today to “Watch Out?”
Jesus would make it possible for each individual to have their chance to know God themselves. He lived, taught, and died to make a relationship with the Lord available and accessible to all. If we care at all for Christ, we must sound the alarm! We must be alert! We must watch out for anyone or anything that may sneak in and steal our chance of being with God! We need to pray that we never fall into this devilish trick ourselves! Shall we drop to our knees and pray that the Holy Spirit awakens us today?
Wake us up to the real danger of losing something of You in our day! Help us watch out for anything that would steal You from us or lessen our own walk with You, we pray!