Ignoring the signs

A 28-year-old man died a few years ago from a possible alligator attack in Orange, just outside of Beaumont. The last fatal alligator attack in Texas occurred about two centuries ago.  The man, whose identity was not released, was swimming with a woman in Adams Bayou off Burkart’s Marina when police said a large alligator apparently attacked him.

The owner said the alligator, which is about 12 foot long, was spotted in the bayou in recent weeks so he put up a sign: “No Swimming. Alligator.” This man was admonished by two employees not to jump into the bayou. He ignored the signs posted warning him of alligators in the water. He ended up paying the ultimate price because of it.

Aren’t we the same way? We ignore the warning signs that God has given us, we refuse to listen to the counsel and admonition of those around us; and it can lead us into some awful situations.

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