Warning signs indicate impending danger, and give us an opportunity to react, steer clear and avoid harm. God had sent numerous ‘warning signs’ to the Israelites, but they foolishly ignored them. Their disregard for God and his counsel led to disobedience, sin and even death. Israel chose worldliness over the wisdom of God with disastrous results. The message is clear – when we choose God’s wisdom, we choose the path of blessing.