Man On Fire!

True Story - Crime Doesn't Pay Even if We Don't Get Caught
A man in Meza, Arizona decided to steal gas from a parked car. But in the process:
  • He caught fire
  • Jumped into his truck to flee
  • His truck caught fire
  • He jumped out of his truck
  • His truck ran into a house 
  • The house caught fire
For $20-30 of gas, he lost his truck, broke his arm, burned his body, incurred high-cost damages to a house, and was arrested for a felony.

Many people steal and seem to “get away with it.” But in the spiritual realm (God's invisible economy), they also set themselves on fire.

And they continue to do damage to themselves and others until they “arrest themselves” (i.e. confess, repent, and take responsibility for the damages).

Sometimes we look negatively at God's commands forgetting they are loving, grace-filled warnings to prevent us from catching fire. 

Today I'm thanking God for His "fire-prevention" in my life. How about you?
Man Siphoning Catches Fire
Man Caught on Video 

If you haven't read it before, you might enjoy reading my devotion about King David and Tiger Woods and how they "caught fire."  Just click here: David and Tiger
True Story - Crime Doesn't Pay Even if We Don't Get Caught


  1. Hi Gail, great truth here. Someone has been trying to do damage to us for the last 5 1/2 years and it seems that thus far he has gotten away with it. But I believe with everything that is in me, God sees it and will deal with it. And at the same time, for every harm he has tried to cause us, God has prospered us. There is a scripture that says the evil man does all he can to harm but the righteous are peaceful and prosper and he gets frustrated as all his plans come to naught. God's way is the best way and what He says, He will do.
    God bless

  2. Hi Gail,

    Thanks for visiting my blog, and I am glad I found your blog. It is comforting to know that God knows all, and nothing ever escapes His is also a warning.

  3. Yes, as Dolly said, it is comforting to know that nothing escapes God's notice. It is amazing how you come up with such excellent comparisons. It really helps in remembering your point.

  4. More than comforting, it is convicting to know that none of our sins escapes God's notice.

  5. Wow. What a crazy chain of events. It just goes to show how our choices always have consequences!


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