by Benjamin Munsell on March 11, 2019
Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they STRIVE NOT about words TO NO PROFIT, but to the subverting of the hearers. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. But SHUN PROFANE AND VAIN BABBLINGS: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. And their word WILL EAT AS DOTH A CANKER, (gangrene): of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 2 Timothy 2:14-17. Picture this, you're in the middle of the ocean without a life jacket, and you see about 200 feet away from you, a Life Ring, a safety device that will hold you safe until someone comes to rescue you. You have two options. You can look at it, and spend all your time trying to just float as you make a fist punching the water and cussing out the captain of the boat you were on, blaming him for making bad choices and putting you in this predicament. It's always someone else's stupid fault for all the trouble you're in. Your Mama didn't love you, your boss gave you the wrong job, God's nowhere to be found, EVERYONE'S AGAINST YOU. In all this, you never go for the Life Ring, and drown. The other option, as soon as you figure out you're in a dire situation and it's just going to get worse, you start looking around for some Way of Escape. Not just a way, but THE WAY, the only Way that will truly Save you. A little floating piece of wood over there won't help at all. You're not going to waste limited strength going after something of no substance that tries to look good, but in the end, will let you down. No, as soon as you see the Life Ring, and you KNOW it will Save you, you fight Hell and High Water to get to it, AND BE SAVED, knowing IT will Keep you until Rescue. That's life in a nutshell. Sit around complaining about everything, grasping at straws, SEEING THE LIFE Ring, (Christ) and turning your back on Him. Or, see your SINS for what they really are, and run to Christ, be Saved, and, Be Blessed.