Through the grid of our keyword, instruction, we look a warning in Psalm 2:10-11.

Therefore, you kings, be wise;

    be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear
    and celebrate his rule with trembling.

The context of this verse in taken up with the extreme arrogance as rulers and kings take their stand against the Lord. A sheer act of lunacy. God sends out a warning. His plan is to utterly destroy those who think him irrelevant and a source of bondage. 

The point is this, destruction comes incrementally, eventually, gradually. A downward spiral of complications and if someone believed in principles you could see a pattern. The same goes with our own individual lives.

Yes, there are the Saul of Taurus moment where God just shows up but most of the time we can see something is just not flowing right. In that context he invites us to be instructed to pick up the clues and determine where the problem is.

We who are reading here are not anti-God. We are running hard after him yet in the course of each day there are markers that point to our lives not working as well as you would like them to work. 

We have a couple of choices. We can ignore or observe the data. In a car if a red light comes on you can tape it up so you can't see the warning light or you can stop the car and see where the water in the radiator went.

The job of the adrenals and kidneys is to be that early warning system. To look through the affairs of the day in cooperation of the human spirit and assess what is what. Is this a character project or a marker things are not right, a violation of principles or perhaps reaping the consequences of bad choices? If it is the latter, it is the job of the adrenals and kidneys to share that insight and bring the life into alignment and to address those issues so that the next day you can be highly functional.

warning prayer

I bless you adrenal and kidneys with your role of being the early warning signal. I bless you with the capacity to interpret accurately those things that we miss in the wild rush of the days events. I bless you with communicating effectively and clearly that those patterns we see are connected to 'that', they are not just random issues but a particular reaction.

I bless you in your role as an instructing the entire humanity with your perspective of the God of covenant who seriously challenges those who violate covenant who extraordinarily provides for those who are walking within covenant. 

I bless you adrenal and kidneys in your wonderful role as the early warning signal for a portion of life that has gone off track.

questions to explore

Having listened to this Warning, what are your thoughts and emotions that bubble up? How do you relate to what is being described?

Where have you ignored the early warning signs in your life? What consequences were there for not heeding that warning?

What insight can you share from your own life that helps keep you on track?

Do you have something to share about this topic?

We would love to hear from you

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