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The Pit



A man fell into a deep pit and could not get himself out.



A news-reporter raced to the scene seeking exclusive rights to the story.
Confucius passed by and said, “If you had listened to me, you would not be there.”
Buddha passed by and said, “Your pit is simply your state of mind.”
A Muslim passed by and said, “It is the fate of Allah.”
A scientist came and told him to study and calculate the pressure necessary (P.S.I) to get out.
A geologist came and said, ‘‘Appreciate the rock strata while there.”
A city inspector came to him and demanded, “Have you a permit to be in there?”
A subjective person passed by and said, “I feel for you down there!”
An objective person came by and said, “It’s logical that one should fall in there!”
A realist said, “That’s a pit alright!”
A Pharisee (a religionist) passing by commented, “Only bad people fall into pits!”




A tax-man came and asked if he were paying taxes on the pit.
A selfish individual (an evader of issues) avoided passing by that way altogether.
A self-pitying person came by and said, “You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen my pit.
An optimist came by and said, “Things could be worse.
A pessimist came by and said, ‘‘Things will get worse.”
A socialist came by and said, “We are all in the pit, work your way out of it!”
A politician passed by and said, “You will need government assistance to work it out for you!”
Our Saviour GOD is the GOD of redemption in the gift of the Saviour our Lord Jesus Christ.
All through sin had sunken into such a horrible pit-
So loved the world of lost sinners, that He gave His Son to provide a way out.
In grace and in perfect righteousness, all who believe and trust the Person and work of Jesus Christ discover He lifts and saves to the uttermost from sin’s death and condemnation.
“By grace are you saved through faith. Ephesians 2:8
Incredibly, many believe in the possibility of self effort or –”DIY” – to dig out of their pit of guilt and sin.
Self effort is ultimately futile however, and in fact in doing this, the individual digs even deeper their pit!



We need, and GOD has provided a Saviour Who can reach down to lift and save us entirely. What a wonderful Saviour GOD we have! What love! What grace!
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved. The gift of GOD is forgiveness of sins and eternal life to all who will believe.
“The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they have made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken” Psalm 9:15
“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon A ROCK and established my goings.” Psalm 40:2
That Rock is Jesus – Son of GOD and Saviour of the world.
“His Name is JESUS for He shall save His people from their sins. “Matthew 1:21


Believe Him – Trust Jesus Christ!

He saves to the uttermost all who believe Him.

Have you been lifted to know GODs lavish love and grace?



“From sinking sand He lifted me;

With tender hand He lifted me,

 From shades of night to plains of light,

Oh, praise His Name, He lifted me!”




“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up. James 4:10
“There is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.”Job 22:29





John A. Short


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