Monday, January 03, 2011
It Is To Laugh
I love it. I see stuff like the graffiti pictured above and I just grin. Let me translate:
“A stupid person needs the promise of heaven to see the merit of good deeds.”
Duh…huh? (Scratching my head) Do whut? What do all them fancy squares have to do with th-oh wait---their bricks! He wrote on bricks! That’s a good un! Uhuh!
I’m going to kick start my assumpter machine. I’m going to assume that the person who placed this handwriting on the wall believes that an intelligent person doesn’t see the merits of Heaven. That a smart person is just good for goodness sake.
He or she seems to assume that we only do good deeds because we want to get to (work their way into) Heaven. If not for the promise of Heaven, we wouldn’t lift a hand to help anyone.
In reality, none of us going to Heaven would DARE approach God’s Throne in our own righteousness. He only accepts the Righteousness of Christ, which we have become partakers of through His Grace. My righteousness would get me a hot seat in hell right next to the graffiti artist who thinks he was doing a good deed by writing on a wall.
An intelligent person knows that the fear (respect/love) of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom.
I know the little darlings can’t help it-we exist in a culture which is running away from God at warp speed.
But God will do as He Wills, and He is still rescuing souls from hell every day. I’m guessing that many people around the world have accepted Christ in the time it took you to read this sentence.
I know by faith that not one person whom God wants to be with Him in Heaven will be missing.
Conversely, not one person destined for hell will be among the saints praising God throughout Eternity.
Smart like a lamb, buddy.