My Musings – “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep.” (1 Corinthians 15:20, NIV 1984). What if there was no “but?”
Our Faith Is Futile – Incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
We Are Lost – Beyond recovery or redemption.
We Are Hopeless – Having no hope or chance of changing or improving.
We Are To Be Pitied – To feel sadness or sympathy for someone’s unhappiness or bad situation.
The all-seeing eye of God beheld our deplorable state; infinite pity touched the heart of the Father of mercies; and infinite wisdom laid the plan of our recovery. – David Brainerd.
We are not to be pitied, because God took pity on us. The death of His Son on the cross gave us a chance at improving our hopeless situation. He recovered the unrecoverable. He redeemed the unredeemable. What we were incapable of, He was more than capable.
My Advice – If you live “only for this life,” “you are still in yours sins,” and “are to be pitied,” for your life is “futile.” This need not be. Turn to Christ. Live for the life to come. Your faith will not be in vain.