Bridgestone has introduced a new technology; a tire that gives you an extra 50 miles before it goes flat. Their promotional explains it this way:
“DriveGuard tires are specifically engineered to be able to take a puncture and keep you moving. Their supportive and tough reinforced sidewalls help ensure your mobility for up to 50 miles at speeds up to 50 MPH.”
Here’s the problem with this new technology: You can be driving down the highway and not even know you have a flat! Isn’t this really just false assurance, only serving to delay the inevitable? It helps no one to have a flat and not know it.
Religion can do the same thing; it can be used to give us a false sense of assurance that everything is just fine as we cruise along to our final destination. And like a prick of the conscience, we even ignore the low-pressure light. After all, we go to church every week! We drop a few bills in the offering plate! We do these and many other things, only to arrive before God and find out that we have been relying on a false sense of well-being.
Make sure you know the true state of your soul before you meet God.
Don’t wait until it’s too late to find out you’re driving on a flat.
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
“Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!'” (Matthew 7:23).