There is nothing more pitiful than scoffing at someone who is destined to fail. Imagine scoffing a blind man for unknowingly stumbling towards a cliff.
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There are so many ‘nice’ people out there, who believe that their gods and their good works will make up for their lack of righteousness. But when they stand before God on judgement day, their gods will desert them. Their good works will be exposed as futile. They will be called to render a payment, and the time will have passed to accept the payment of another. They will be destroyed in the final storm.
Don’t feel horrible if you failed to witness to someone. And don’t feel horrible that you didn’t do it 100% right the first time. It’s OK, it happens all the time, and it will undoubtedly happen again.The most important thing is that through repentance, you wash the stain of the sin of disobedience off in the ocean of Christ’s mercy.
I went to ask Jim if he had stolen, but he talked over me. I let him talk. Sometimes the best way to put people at ease is to let them talk about their favourite subject: themselves. I didn’t mind – I enjoy listening to the old-timers talk about the old days anyway.