Friday, February 6, 2015


If you wanted to shut down an airport, how would you do it? Just go back for your camera. In 2001, a man who had passed through security screening at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport realized he had left his camera bag behind. Rather than going through security a second time, he hurried down the up-escalator instead of going through the check-point.

Security personnel noticed the man on the run and were forced to take preventative measures. They immediately halted all departing flights and rerouted planes that were destined for Atlanta. Delta cancelled over 147 flights, 10,000 people were evacuated from the airport, and many were scrambling to book hotel rooms. Suitcase conveyor belts were stopped, keeping passengers from claiming their bags. The breach in security cost “tens of millions of dollars” according to the Hartsfield operations manager.

His foolish decision created enormous problems that cost millions of dollars. Sometimes we don’t realize that our decisions will create either good or bad consequences. It’s true when it comes to getting married, handling our money, and thousands of other decisions. Sooner or later everyone will sit at the banquet of consequences (see Proverbs 1:29-31).

In many cases, an impulsive decision is usually a wrong one. It’s best to take your time and think ahead about the consequences of your decision before making it. God’s Word has much to say about how to live and make correct decisions. But you will need to have the guts to take the right path when it seems like everyone else is going in the opposite direction.

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