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Things Daredevils Say

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Things Daredevils Say

We all have an idea of what daredevils do. Some have amazed us by the very fact they survived. Others have caused us to shake our heads in disbelief that anyone would even consider doing what they just did.

Daredevils like notoriety. They wish to be seen. They enjoy the public spotlight and their 15 minutes of fame. Their ego is fueled by the applause. They really want to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. They might even be happy if Ripley’s Believe It Or Not took notice of them too.

What Daredevils Do.

Newspapers have chronicled daredevils for years. Going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Climbing the world’s tallest skyscrapers without a net or harness. Walking on a tight rope between the Twin Towers. Houdini’s underwater exploits while handcuffed and chained to concrete. Evel Knievil’s made over 75 ramp jumps on a motorcycle. He also suffered 433 broken bones in his life.

Hundreds of others have made the front pages because they tried something that normal people would not dare try. Sometimes they lived to talk about it, even though it was from a hospital bed. Others did not fare so well. One or two survived the first attempt, but did not on a second one.

What Daredevils Say.

Long before a daredevil privately or publicly puts himself on the line, he has had to cross that line in his mind. It’s after the twisted wheels of his thinking have already turned that we hear him announce his intentions. His intention is primarily to get attention. It may have started when he was young.

They Tried Their Daredevil Stunts When They Were Kids.

  • Look Ma, no hands. (Look Ma, no teeth.)
  • Watch this.

 They Tried Their Daredevil Stunts When They Were Dating.

  • If you love me, you’ll let me.
  • What will it hurt?
  • Everyone is doing it.

They Even Have Tried Their Daredevil Stunts With God.

  • I’m not convicted.
  • There is no God.
  • Not tonight
  • What’ll hurt?
  • Nobody will know.
  • I don’t care what anybody says.
  • I can do my own thinking.
  • I don’t need your help.
  • I’ll do whatever I want.
  • It’s my life.
  • I don’t need anything
  • I’ve got plenty of time.
  • There’s always tomorrow.
  • Everybody’s doing it.
  • I’m the exception.
  • I don’t have to.
  • Who do you think you are telling me what to do?

There Were Daredevils In The Bible.

 Pharaoh

  • He said, “Who is the Lord that I should obey His voice?”

Nabal,

  • Was such a son of Belial, that a man couldn’t speak to him.
  • He said, ‘Who is David?”

Belshazzar,

  • Ignored the punishment of God on his grandfather Nebuchadnezzar.
  • Desecrated the Holy Vessels of the Temple in a lewd party.

Nadab and Abihu

  • Offered Strange Fire before the Lord.

Ananias and Sapphira

  • Lied to the Holy Ghost and To Peter.

Felix

  • Said, “When I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.”

God detests arrogance. He called it haughtiness. Humble people aren’t daredevils. Daredevils aren’t obedient. They aren’t submissive. They do not wish to do what others do. They will always struggle to be saved.

Are you a daredevil that is trying to see how much Bible you can ignore and still be saved?

Some daredevils have a problem giving God His tithe. Others struggle with modesty and holiness. Some daredevils challenge the Pastor, the Church and the Bible. It’s dangerous to be friends with a ‘spiritual’ daredevil.

 Solomon Describes The Daredevil’s Mindset.

 KJV Eccl. 8:11 Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

 NIV Eccl. 8:11 ¶ When the sentence for a crime is not quickly carried out, the hearts of the people are filled with schemes to do wrong.

 Daredevil, you might get by, but you won’t get away. If you think it’s not easy being a daredevil in this life, just wait until the next life.

Written by Martyn Ballestero

June 15, 2011 at 1:05 pm

Posted in Arrogance, Pride, Submission

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  1. I did a daredevil thing once, years ago. I put money in an oil-well scheme {craty plot} by an Apostolic Brother, no-less. Lost it all, save 2 or 3 little teaser returns.
    AWAY WITH ALL THE DD’S.

    Howard Davis

    June 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm


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