Positively No Visiting!
Recently, while visiting patients in a hospital, we observed several signs saying, “No Visiting.” Then we came to a sign that said, “Positively No Visiting.” I suppose some day we will find one that will read, “Absolutely Positively No Visiting.” If only we could learn to respect authority so that “No Visiting” would just mean no visiting.
The attitude of many toward the Lord’s authority is the same as it is toward a “No Visiting” sign. They somehow feel that they are an exception to the rule or that somehow the Lord will overlook this one instance of flouting His authority. But the same God who would not overlook Nadab and Abihu’s strange fire (Leviticus 10:1-2), David’s new cart (2 Samuel 6:1-7), or Ananias and Sapphira’s cover-up tactics, will not overlook our disregard for His authority.
The words “positively” and “absolutely” are not found in the King James Version of the Bible. But they are inferred in every statement and command found in the scriptures. One cannot hope to go to heaven while disregarding Christ’s authority.
Bill Hall from Two Men…..