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Wednesday, March 01, 2017

You're driving along, and you see a man hanging off a bridge, obviously about to jump.  Do you just keep driving and say to yourself: "Oh well, he has free will, I will pray for him to not jump", or do you immediately stop the car, ask God to help you help him, and talk to him, reach a hand out to him, and help him back over the rail to apparent safety?

What should a Christian with a kind loving heart and a desire to aid people do?

Perhaps after the car drives by, one comes to understand the man jumping actually realized that the bridge was about to collapse and that jumping in the water and swimming to shore was what actually saved him!  

Regardless of whether the jump saved the man or ended his life, what does it say of the kind, loving, Christian with the big heart who just drove by and did nothing other than utter a prayer to save him?

What is the man on the bridge to think?  

What should you think of this kind Christian with the big heart?  


Christian said...

"Oh well, he has free will, I will pray for him to not jump"

That very attitude is what to me best illustrates what the Bible says would happen in the last days. (Matthew 24:12 ) And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold.

You have two people in need. Person number one is a good friend who needs financial help. You hand that person $100. Person number two is someone you despise who also needs financial help. You hand that person $100. Which act of charity do you think had more value in the eyes of God?

Actions speak louder than words. If God had intended for prayer to be a substitute for charity, He wouldn't have stressed charity so much. Is not faith without charity dead? How much real charity do we see today? I see very little.

onesharpbroadhead said...

Spot on!