The sign said “STOP.” I didn’t. So I said to the judge …
1. I think every person has the right to choose his own interpretation of this word.
2. My mother did not believe in stopping. If I were to stop, I would be condemning her.
3. My family never stopped. If that was good enough for them, it is good enough for me.
4. I have gone so long without stopping, I don’t think I can start now.
5. My preacher says I don’t have to stop.
6. My parents made me stop when I was young, so I don’t do it now.
7. What about those who have never seen the sign?
8. I believe only going is essential. Stopping is optional.
9. How do you know the word means today what it did when it was first written?
10. I’ll stop after I get my life straightened out.
11. I’ll stop when my wife decides to stop. It would mean so much more if we did it together.
12. It’s nobody’s business whether or not I stop.
13. I feel that as long as we are all sincere, your Honor, you will accept us no matter what we do.
The above is not original with me, but I do not recall where I first read it. It contains a simple yet powerful message concerning how some people read and apply the teaching of the Bible, as well as the non-sensible “reasoning” they use for not doing what the Bible plainly teaches.
The excuses people make for not complying with the will of “the Judge of all the earth” (Genesis 18:25) would never be offered to a human judge.
Think about it.
March 29, 2011
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