THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
(Thanks to my friend Pat Lofton for his insight on this topic.)
Babe Ruth was up to bat.
First pitch, called strike one.
Second pitch, Babe swung and missed.
Third pitch, called strike three.
Babe turned to the umpire.
He said, “There are 40,000 people in this stadium that
would say that last pitch was a ball.”
The umpire replied, “But I’m the only one that counts.”
And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.
By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death;
and was not found, because God had translated him:
for before his translation he had this testimony,
that he pleased God.
In the Scriptures above, we find an astonishing thing.
Enoch was “translated” from earth without dying!
If we are not careful, we’ll become so fascinated with the fact of
his translation that we miss the point of the story.
The whole point of the story is that Enoch “pleased God!”
Adrian Rogers once said, “If you don’t please God, it does not matter how many people you please
and if you will please God, it does not matter how many people you displease.”
Many people may testify about your life and say you are a “good” person.
But God is the ONLY One that counts!
I may have pleased many folk during my life.
And, I may have displeased many.
But, in that final day, when I stand before the Judgment seat of Christ,
I pray only that He will say I have done those things
“that were pleasing in His sight.” (1John 3:22)
Whom are you living to please?