Thsi past Friday Cheryl and I and some church folk went to see our favorite comedian – Brian Regan. I assure you he will make you laugh your socks off! (Can that really happen?) Anyway . . . one of his bits was about playing chess. How he didn’t understand that a players move wasn’t complete until his/her finger was lifted off the chess piece. So you could examine the move for as long as you want with your finger still attached to the piece – it wasn’t a final move.
Then he compared it to life – putting a finger on his head he proceeded to act out a bank robbery and then decided against it, then lifted off his finger – trust me when i tell you it was much funnier than I am explaining.
But I thought about this concept in the realm of following Christ. When we stay in contact with the Finger (Grace) of God – our wrong moves don’t have to be fatal or final! What a message to hear.
Maybe you are struggling with a bad move on your “chess board” called life. You wish you could take it back . . . here’s the key – stop moving the pieces yourself. Let the finger of God lead and direct you everyday. Stay in contact with His Word and His Church. If a bad move comes along – receive His Grace to change direction through repentance.
That’s what Justification is. Living “just as if i’d” never sinned.Let God keep his finger on you – and you’re game will end in victory.