There is wisdom that has been passed down from our ancestors. From them and through our own experiences, we have learned:
- Touch fire and get burned.
- Eat the wrong food and get sick.
- Stir up a hornet’s nest and get stung.
When we were told not to do something and did it anyway, we paid the consequences, up to and including death. The instructions were not given to us out of spite. Rather, they were given to protect us. The more we listened, the better off we became.
The ear that hears the rebukes of life will abide among the wise. -Proverbs 15:31