by Darla Noble
Behold, I come quickly. My reward is with me, to repay to each man according to his work.
How many of you remember the children’s game, “Candy Land”? The object of the game is to get from the entrance of the Candy Land ‘kingdom’ to King Candy’s castle. There are a few possible detours and roadblocks along the way, but there is only one road that leads to King Candy and going from one end of the road to the other is the ONLY way to win the game. Not so with Bingo game. There are numerous ways to win a game of Bingo and none is more ‘winning’ than another.
I am in no way relegating or downgrading the gift of salvation through Jesus’ death on the cross by comparing it to a child’s game, but the comparison hits home the point that there is only one way to receive that precious gift. You cannot earn it. You cannot bargain for it. You cannot buy it. You cannot cut corners to receive it. The only way to receive salvation and eternal life in heaven is to accept Jesus as your Savior and Lord, and follow the path of faithful obedience given to us in God’s Word, the Bible.
Do it: Spend time in Bible study and prayer every single day in order to know God more fully and become more spiritually mature.