I personally believe the Bible is a thinking man’s book. I was reading the other day of a man, who when he recognized what a loser he was, asked God to forgive him of his hidden faults and keep him from presumptuous sins so they wouldn’t have dominion over him.
I have been presumptuous on numerous occasions and taken God for granted. And that has never worked out well for me.
But as I have matured over time, just another way of saying I’ve gotten old, life has taught me that I’m not as smart as I thought I was. I’ve come to grip with the truth that I’m not going to live forever and that there are consequences for the bad choices we make. It’s no wonder that so many folks deny the idea of an afterlife simply because they don’t want to believe they will have to face the music for the way they lived. I’m so glad that God offers forgiveness to those who come to Him on his terms.
The Bible tells us that we should view our life like steam coming from a teapot on a stove, that appears for a short time, and then vanishes when the fire is turned off. The reason being, that one day the fire is going to be turned off under our teapot. I don’t know about you, but I want my steam to count for something positive.