Have you ever bought something that you were very excited about, only to get it and not be able to get it to work? I bought a Tactacam camera that is water proof, it will fasten to the front of my bow, to the top of my scope on my rifle, the top of my bicycle helmet, and the top of the helmet I will be wearing when I raft down the Grand Canyon section of the Colorado River, which was my main motive for buying it. I fiddled with it for over 2 hours tonight and I still couldn’t figure out how to get the dumb thing to work. I know, I know what you are going to say, “Call the number that is on the bottom of every one of the 20 pages in the operators manual”, and ask for help. I knew I could figure it out on my own without their help. There is this weird pride in me that just can’t dial the number and ask for help. I think I will see if I can find a You Tube video on it, and watch that. I am a highly intelligent person, I should be able to figure this out.🤪
It kinds of reminds me of people who I have talked to about how to get into heaven when they die. When I ask them if they know for sure that they are getting in when they die their response is “I think so” or even worse, “I hope so”. When I ask them why they think they are getting in, their response is, ” I have tried to follow the golden rule” or something about being good or reasonably so. When I share with them that nobody is going to make it by being good because God requires perfection, that is you have never sinned, not even a little bitty one. There obvious answer is, “Well, nobody is going to make it then”, and I respond by saying, ” I am, and I know that for sure, without a hint of a doubt that I am going to live forever and ever in total joy and beauty.” Could I share with you why I know for sure and how you can as well? “No thank you”!
You have got to be kidding me! It is strange to me that when we are talking about forever and ever, heaven or hell, that a person is willing to just hope for the best rather than take a free gift from God by just believing. My stubbornness and pride has a little consequence, but those who think that they can make heaven on their own will experience an incredibly serious consequence forever with no chance of parole, ever.