Read Luke 12:4-10

"Whoever acknowledges me before men, the Son of Man will also acknowledge him before the angels of God. But he who disowns me before men will be disowned before the angels of God" - Luke 12:8-9

When head coach J.B. Whitworth was fired from Alabama in 1957, the players prayed that Bear Bryant would not be hired as new head coach. "The one we didn't want was Bear. All we knew was that he was tough," said junior tackle Chuck Allen. The workouts started on the first day in the wrestling room. Players went in by positions with centers and ends first. When the doors opened after the workouts senior end Baxter Booth came out bleeding from his nose and his ear and began to shout, "Don't go! Don't go in there! They'll kill you! Don't go in that room!"

They had been warned, but the players hesitantly went inside anyway. Allen said they all left that room "in the same sorry state: covered in their own blood and vomit." It stayed that way for months. Players said they would quit everyday in their heads. No one can say they hadn't been warned.

We spend tons of money for instruments to warn us of impending danger. A tornado warning makes us nervous. Our nation is devoted to different levels of warnings about possible attacks and impending danger. We are on the alert for health warnings and signs of problems such as cancer, stroke, and heart attack. No warning, however, should be as urgent for us all as the one Jesus Christ issued. Jesus warned us: claim him during our life and be claimed as God's own in Heaven; reject him and be banned from Heaven.

We have all been warned!


McMinn, E. (2010). Storm Warning. In Daily Devotions for Die-Hard Fans: Alabama Crimson Tide (1st ed., pp. 156-157). Extra Points Publishers.