Ridiculous (Amos 6:12)

There is a television show that focuses upon ridiculous situations. It combines the absurd situations of Candid Camera with the exhibitionist desires of an internet generation, allowing the viewer to see others in extreme and bizarre circumstances. Examples include people being pulled by a car on a skateboard, only to slam into the rear bumper; jumping from rooftop to rooftop only to miss and come crashing down.

It is indeed ridiculous, absurd and very dangerous.

Some people like to seek attention by doing the ridiculous and absurd, often resulting in hurting or humiliating themselves. They like to flaunt the conventional laws of safety and common sense but rationalize it by stating they are only hurting themselves. There are no rules and if there are, they are made to be broken and disobeyed. Who will hold them accountable? Both God is not amused when His people disobey Him. The consequences are far more devastating than personal injury.

Do horses run on rocks? Does one plow there with oxen?
But you have turned justice into poison and the fruit of righteousness into wormwood...
Amos 6:12 (ESV)

God, through the prophet Amos, pronounced judgment upon the nation of Israel for their perversion of justice. Amos compared their actions to something as ridiculous and absurd as a horse running on rocks or attempting to plow with oxen. It was an unflattering comparison and it was a stern warning for Israel to repent. They did not and within a few years, the prophecy of Amos would come to pass and Israel would be taken into captivity by the Assyrians.

Ridiculous and absurd...that anyone would repeatedly chose to disobey God thinking they could escape judgment.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.