Once upon a time there were three young men traveling towards a destination. They travel each alone in a road somewhere. Their names were fool, stupid and wise.
One day, “fool” was walking along a road diverging into two paths. He chose to walk along a specific road and in that road, he did not notice that there was a pit, there was a trap set by hunters of wild animals, then what happened was “fool” fell on it while walking, he did not know that there was a pit. Upon falling, he died.
Unknowingly, while “fool” chose that specific road, this young man named “stupid” saw “fool” traversed the road he chose. “Stupid” also saw that “fool” fell on the pit. But guess what he did, despite knowing and seeing that “fool” fell, “stupid” still chose the road that “fool” chose. So what happened was, he was curious and just like what happened to “fool”, “stupid” also fell on the pit. Both of them could not redeem themselves from falling in the pit. The both of them died.
However, there was still another person walking, his name is “wise”. “Wise” saw what happened to fool and stupid on the road that they chose. So what he did was, he chose the other road that fool and stupid did not choose. He was spared from falling in the pit. He was spared from death. He is still alive.
In this generation, you can be able to witness this happening. These three young men named fool, stupid and wise is existing.
There are those people who have gone before us and made their certain mistakes in life, they suffered for it, they were punished because of their mistakes and sins. Until now, they still carry the burdens of the past. They got deeply hurt.
However, there are those people that despite knowing what already happened to those people who have gone before them, they still choose to follow those people. So, what happened to those people who have gone before them, also happened to them. They could have been spared from the consequences, but they still did it despite knowing what happened.
Nonetheless, I believe that you don’t need to follow the mistakes of others just to learn. You don’t need to experience them personally, because it’s going to hurt so bad, just like what happened to ‘stupid’ and ‘fool’. The people who learn from the mistakes of others will be spared from suffering the consequences of not so good decisions in life.
Sometimes, in not so favorable conditions, people still get trapped in pits set by the enemy. If ever this happens to you, and you wouldn’t know what to do? Who are you going to call to save you?
Psalm 103 NIV
1 Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
6 The Lord works righteousness
and justice for all the oppressed.
7 He made known his ways to Moses,
his deeds to the people of Israel:
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
slow to anger, abounding in love.
9 He will not always accuse,
nor will he harbor his anger forever;
10 he does not treat us as our sins deserve
or repay us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
12 as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us.
13 As a father has compassion on his children,
so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;
14 for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust.
15 The life of mortals is like grass,
they flourish like a flower of the field;
16 the wind blows over it and it is gone,
and its place remembers it no more.
17 But from everlasting to everlasting
the Lord’s love is with those who fear him,
and his righteousness with their children’s children—
18 with those who keep his covenant
and remember to obey his precepts.
19 The Lord has established his throne in heaven,
and his kingdom rules over all.
20 Praise the Lord, you his angels,
you mighty ones who do his bidding,
who obey his word.
21 Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts,
you his servants who do his will.
22 Praise the Lord, all his works
everywhere in his dominion.
Praise the Lord, my soul.