Drippings from the Honeycomb
More to be desired are [the rules of the Lord] than gold, even much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. (Psalm 19:10)
The story of the thieves crucified with Jesus is an iconic story from the Bible (unless you don’t know anything about the Bible, as is the case of some).
Matthew 27:28 says, “Then two criminals were crucified with Him [Jesus], one on the right and one on the left.”
Three men: one the perfect Son of God; two guilty, yet one railing against Jesus until the end and the other softening, trusting and being assured eternal (Lk 23:43).
On this story I came across an anonymous historic quote that struck me with an angle of this story that I had never considered but which I found very profound. It said:
“One thief on the cross was saved, that none should despair; and only one, that none should presume.”
May we remember this simple story and quote when confronted with those who doubt salvation is possible or those who presume upon it.
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