Nobody is totally worthless, he/she can always be used as a bad example.
I visited a guy that was serving time in jail…again. I asked him what happened and he said that the cops had it out for him. I had to delve a little deeper for the story. It seems that one of the conditions of his probation from a previous offense, stated that he not frequent bars. He did anyway and got in a fight to boot. They caught him driving home. He claims he was not inebriated but they arrested him anyway. I asked why. He said he had no insurance and no driver’s license. Plus, he didn’t have his glasses and can’t see without them. He spouted that a driver’s license and insurance was stupid because he could drive better than most people on the road – even without his glasses.
I tried to explain to him that if he had obeyed the conditions of his probation and had not driven without a license he wouldn’t be in the crowbar hotel. He just couldn’t see why he had to keep the rules.
Now, I am not the smartest person, but I do know that one can stay out of a lot of trouble by obeying the rules. God gives us a way out of temptation. It comes in a two word form or a contraction. It’s “don’t”. When tempted, don’t. When you want to break the rule, don’t. All I need to do is remember that.
“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” I Corinthians 10:13.
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