A lot of folks seem to think, as I once did, that life is a test. That may be the wrong way to look at it.
Opportunity, that is what life is. OK, it’s an opportunity….for what? Is it just an opportunity for God to get all bug-eyed, watching us flounder, counting each transgression (like Scrooge would count his pence), waiting for the day of the big filet? Eh?
Who’s heard of, “you can’t earn your way to Heaven”, you? It’s because there’s…”purchasing” involved, where “a savings account” is a more appropriate description…..less entitlement, more…seeking….and “saving”….. all things good, and proper, with Love…and, therefore, the approval of the powers that be, besides a just reward. We need to be good/do good because we want to, not because it “pays”. That kind of “pay” does not convert to Heavens currency!
Remember the story, something about, burning off the chaff from a harvest…. I’m guessing that is more than a fair description. God hates sin, right? Then why would He want to look at it?! Burn it off, look at what’s left. For some folks, that doesn’t leave much. It would not be cool for God to ask for his magnifying glass, to see what’s left over from the burn, when looking me over, I know that much.
For some, God will look at the pile…it’s so big….and bright (because of the blazing light, coming from Him, reflecting off the “gold” (“savings”) pile). Yes, that is what I want….. A big smile on the face of the Almighty.