Have you ever felt that you just didn’t have the heart for something?
Late one night, a man had gone to a party and had too much to drink, so he decided it would be best to walk home. He found a shortcut through a poorly lit cemetery and, in the darkness, stumbled into an open grave. He tried to climb out but the walls were too slippery. Again and again he fell back into the grave. Finally, in exhaustion, he settled in a corner to wait for sunlight.
A few minutes later, another man in the same condition was cutting through the cemetery and fell victim to the same grave. He, too, tried desperately to climb and claw his way out, and he was equally unsuccessful.
As he was about to give up in hopeless resignation, he heard a voice from the darkness of his pit: “You may as well give up. You’ll never get out of here.”
But he did – with lightening speed!
Spiritually speaking, fear can motivate us to do the things we think we do not have the heart or the desire to do. The Hebrew writer declared, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God” (Heb. 10:31). Shouldn’t the fear of meeting the Almighty in the Judgment cause one to want to be prepared for this day? Shouldn’t it motivate us to want to be faithful unto the Lord? “The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling hath seized the godless ones: Who among us can dwell with the devouring fire? who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?” (Isa. 33:14). My friends, “fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man” (Eccl. 12:13).
Think About It!
Have A Great Day!
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”