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Proverbs 24:12 NIV

By February 24, 2021No Comments

“If you say, “But we knew nothing about this,” does not he who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not he who guards your life know it? Will he not repay everyone according to what they have done?” Proverbs 24:12 NIV

Yes, an Ostrich will bury its head in the sand; flamingos do, too, by the way, sifting mud and water to get morsels of food. To us, burying your head in the sand implies an intentional ignorance, maybe out of fear. In a similar illustration, Solomon tells us that a professed lack of knowledge (head burying) about the fate of the dying, both physically and spiritually, is not an excuse that God will accept. That seems so unfair doesn’t it? The reality is that we do know. Oh, you may not know a specific person at this moment, but God knows that we are aware that we live in a broken, fallen world. That means we cannot use the excuse that we didn’t know. With very little effort we can find and engage in a rescue mission of those who are perishing. The ostrich does not bury its head because it’s frightened or in danger. Neither should we. We don’t go to rescue alone. We take all the promises, power, and resources of the Creator of the universe. “An ostrich can kill a lion with one of its swift kicks from its long powerful legs. Each ostrich has a long nail or claw at the end of both of their big toes which can kill a lion with a very strong kick.” (Quora) We too go into battle on behalf of those who need rescuing armed and armored up. Today, lift up your head – see and rescue the perishing. #BeTheEdge

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