Acts 20: 6 “There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.”
Luke is trying to give the context for why a young man whilst listening to Paul’s preaching fell asleep.
There were many lamps. This meant that it was light enough as the darkness came but also these lamps were producing the heat and the comfort that would spell disaster for this young man.
What may look positive at first glance may in the developing of a circumstance prove deadly.
No one would have thought Paul would have continued preaching for so long when they brought and set out the lamps.
No one would have thought that given the length of the message that people may fall asleep under the atmosphere of the heat and the comfort from the lamps.
But these lamps contributed to the accident.
What in your life may look positive but could be dangerous in a different circumstance?
The truth is difficult to know. Often as in this case it is hindsight that tells us and it is always too late.
But we can do more risk assessments on what we do. Take a risk assessment on the places where you go and the people you spend time with and how you use your money. Take a risk assessment on what you spend time thinking about, what you watch and who you listen to. Take a risk assessment on what you eat and drink and the exercise that you take.
Perhaps the risk assessment may point out the dangers of having what looks like such positive elements in your life. Maybe you can avoid the dangers.