Warnings come to us in a variety of forms.
• Some fall in the category of obvious. Do we really need a printed warning telling us not to use a hair dryer in the shower?
• Some warnings come with a sigh of relief. You understand this one if, instead of a speeding ticket, a police officer lets you go with a warning.
• Some warnings catch our attention immediately. When the highway sign says, “Bridge out ahead,” or the doctor tells you your current health habits are leading to heart disease, we certainly change directions—or at least we should.
How seriously we take such warnings can also depend on who is giving us the warning. Certainly, when a warning comes from God Himself, we should definitely heed without delay! That was the experience of the church in Thyatira. They needed a course correction, and Jesus warned them what would happen if they failed to change.