Watch the Roadsigns

Roadsigns are everywhere. Have you thought about how many may have a message for our lives, a warning, a direction to take or not take?

Here are a few, and you see many more. What life lessons can you pick up along the road? Here are a few thoughts.

Slow down.

Ecclesiastes 5:1  1Walk prudently when you go to the house of God; and draw near to hear rather than to give the sacrifice of fools, for they do not know that they do evil.

Keep right.

Ecclesiastes 5:4  4When you make a vow to God, do not delay to pay it; For He has no pleasure in fools. Pay what you have vowed—


Romans 6:16  16Do you not know that to whom you yield yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?

No Parking.

Psalm 1:1  1Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;

No Standing.

Ecclesiastes 8:3  3Do not be hasty to go from his presence. Do not take your stand for an evil thing, for he does whatever pleases him.”

No Stopping except for repairs.

Psalm 119:32  32I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.

Steep grade ahead.

Proverbs 4:26  26Ponder the path of your feet, And let all your ways be established.

Left lane closed.

Psalm 19:12  12Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults.

Blind driveway.

Matthew 26:41  41Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

Sharp Curve

Psalm 51:17 17The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, A broken and a contrite heart— These, O God, You will not despise.

Inspection station ahead.

Psalm 139:23–24  23Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me, and know my anxieties; 24And see if there is any wicked way in me, And lead me in the way everlasting.

Roadwork ahead.

Jeremiah 31:21  21“Set up signposts, Make landmarks; Set your heart toward the highway, The way in which you went. Turn back, O virgin of Israel, Turn back to these your cities.

No entrance.

Psalm 19:13  13Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression.

No exit

Psalm 37:38  38But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; The future of the wicked shall be cut off.

No outlet

Psalm 49:20,19  20A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, Is like the beasts that perish. 19He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see light.


Job 20:4–7  4“Do you not know this of old, Since man was placed on earth, 5That the triumphing of the wicked is short, And the joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment? 6Though his haughtiness mounts up to the heavens, And his head reaches to the clouds, 7Yet he will perish forever.

Bridge out

Deuteronomy 3:27  27Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift your eyes toward the west, the north, the south, and the east; behold it with your eyes, for you shall not cross over this Jordan.

No left turn.

1 Samuel 12:20–21  20Then Samuel said to the people, “Do not fear. You have done all this wickedness; yet do not turn aside from following the Lord, but serve the Lord with all your heart. 21And do not turn aside; for then you would go after empty things which cannot profit or deliver, for they are nothing.

Hidden entrance

Psalm 51:1  1Have mercy upon me, O God, According to Your lovingkindness; According to the multitude of Your tender mercies, Blot out my transgressions.

Be Prepared to Stop

James 4:7  7Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

Do Not Enter

Proverbs 4:14 14Do not enter the path of the wicked, And do not walk in the way of evil.

Falling Rock Zone

Psalm 125:2  2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.

Speed limit: 10 mph

Hebrews 2:1  1Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.

No Passing Zone

Amos 3:3  3Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?

No turn on red

Deuteronomy 5:32  32“Therefore you shall be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.


Psalm 37:34  34Wait on the Lord, And keep His way, And He shall exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.

No U turn.

Ruth 1:16  16But Ruth said: “Entreat me not to leave you, Or to turn back from following after you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, And your God, my God.


Leviticus 19:15  15‘You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. In righteousness you shall judge your neighbor.

Merge Left

Nahum 2:1  1He who scatters has come up before your face. Man the fort! Watch the road! Strengthen your flanks! Fortify your power mightily.


Ezekiel 18:30 30“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord God. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin.

Slippery when wet

Leviticus 19:16–17 16You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord. 17‘You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall surely rebuke your neighbor, and not bear sin because of him.

Two way traffic

Leviticus 19:18  18You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

One way

Ephesians 4:25  25Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another.

Do Not Pass

Proverbs 4:13  13Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go; Keep her, for she is your life.

Road closed

Exodus 23:2  2You shall not follow a crowd to do evil; nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after many to pervert justice.


Jeremiah 31:21  21“Set up signposts, Make landmarks; Set your heart toward the highway, The way in which you went. Turn back, O virgin of Israel, Turn back to these your cities.

Divided Highway Ahead

Leviticus 19:4  4‘Do not turn to idols, nor make for yourselves molded gods: I am the Lord your God.

Railroad Crossing

James 1:14  14But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.

Speed Hump

Proverbs 6:23  23For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life,

Speed Bump

Isaiah 66:2  2For all those things My hand has made, And all those things exist,” Says the Lord. “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.


Ephesians 4:29  29Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

Give Way

2 Chronicles 30:8  8Now do not be stiff-necked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves to the Lord; and enter His sanctuary, which He has sanctified forever, and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of His wrath may turn away from you.

Share the Road

Philippians 2:3–4 3Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. 4Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.

What links will you make? Maybe it is a way to keep the Word in mind when you are on the road. Watch the signs and let them be a reminder of your duty on the highway to life. Heed the warning and be safe!

Watch the Roadsigns