Jesus And The Man In The Pit

There was once a man who fell into a pit and couldn’t get himself out.
  • A Subjective person came along and said, “I feel for you down there.”
  • An Objective person came along and said, “It’s logical that someone would fall down there.”
  • A Pharisee said, “Only bad people fall into a pit.”
  • A Mathematician calculated how he fell into the pit.
  • A News Reporter wanted the exclusive story on his pit.
  • A Fundamentalist said, “You deserve your pit.”
  • An I.R.S. Agent asked if he was paying taxes on the pit.
  • A Self-pitying person said, “You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen my pit!”
  • A Charismatic said, “Just confess that you’re not in the pit.”
  • An Optimist said, “Things could be worse.”
  • A Pessimist said, “Things will get worse.”
But Jesus, seeing the man, took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit.

Beloved, when we stumble and fall into the corrupting pit of sin, rest assured that we can rely on Jesus to take us by the hand and lift us out of the pit, if we will be obedient to His will (Psalm 40:1-2; Matthew 7:21; Romans 6:17).

Mike Riley, Gospel Snippets

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