Do not loot in Florida after Hurricane Ian

I saw a 30 second clip of Governor Ron DeSantis answering a questions about looting in Florida after Hurricane Ian. He said he has heard that people in boats might be coming upon the battered islands trespassing upon peoples’ property taking things that do not belong to them. He said he advised against that because in Florida you never know what might be hiding behind a pile of rubble. At first it sounded like he meant alligators and the like, but he continued by stating that Florida is a Second Amendment state. He was making it clear that while there could be other dangers, it also just might be someone with a gun protecting their property. Whether people heed the warning or ignore it, the warning has been issued: Do not loot in Florida after Hurricane Ian.

Warnings come in all forms. Sometimes it is a sign that roadside mowing is just ahead. Sometimes lights and siren warn of an approaching ambulance. Sometimes it is a warning to evacuate. I could quickly come up with 100 examples of warnings.

The Bible also gives us all kinds of warnings. It says, “There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” (Proverbs 30:12) Then there is, “Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things are worthy of death, they not only continue to do these things, but also approve of those who practice them.” (Romans6:21)

The warnings are all over the Bible that there is a way that seems OK to us, but we know better. When we try to justify our desires and make excuses for our wrongs, we are flirting with disaster. We have been warned that one day we will face our Creator. He only cares whether you and I have repented of our sins and received the one and only means of forgiveness available to be made right with Him and, one day, be received into His presence – Jesus.

Anyone can be saved.

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