Friday, April 18, 2014

Which Thief Are You?

I was reading through today's account in Scripture in the book of Luke this morning

39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”
40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[d]
43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

What struck me, among other things, were the thieves.  I wondered to myself.  Which thief am I?  Would I be begging God to save me?  Or would I reverently tell my Lord and Savior that He did not deserve what He was being given-although I did?  Would I understand what He was taking on for me?

I suppose I am a bit of both.  And I still don't grasp it in the way I should.  I am a work in progress.

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