Don’t Pull The Knobs Off

A man once bought a new radio, brought it home, placed it on the refrigerator, plugged it in, turned it to WSM in Nashville (home of the Grand Ole Opry), and then pulled all the knobs off! He had already tuned in all he ever wanted or expected to hear.

Some people use the Bible the same way. They have a few verses on salvation and don’t desire any more information, especially about Christian living. Unfortunately for them, that’s not the way God works.

Sampson is the great Scriptural illustration of the fallacy of that belief system. Listen to his closing prayer as he was about to bring the house down after a wasted life.

Judges 16:28-30

Then Samson called to the Lord and said, “O Lord God, please remember me and please strengthen me only this once, O God, that I may be avenged on the Philistines for my two eyes.”  And Samson grasped the two middle pillars on which the house rested, and he leaned his weight against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other.  And Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines.” Then he bowed with all his strength, and the house fell upon the lords and upon all the people who were in it. 

Don’t end like this. Don’t wait to pray at death’s door. Think about it. Life is too short to waste on your fleshly desires.

Gary

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