It’s Better to Be Safe Than Sorry

Those familiar with philosophy have likely come across what is known as Pascal’s Gamble (a.k.a. Pascal’s Wager or Pascal’s Gambit). Pascal’s Gamble considers the existence of God from the sole basis of reason, and his conclusion is that one cannot either prove or disprove the existence of God by reason alone. However, he proposes that the question of God’s existence MUST be answered in each person’s life as a matter of faith. He therefore developed a probability theory (Pascal was a mathematician and physicist as well) to address the proposition of God’s existence. Which leads us to today’s quote, “better to be safe than sorry”.

“It is better to be safe than sorry.” – English Proverb

Believe it or not, that is the conclusion that Pascal’s scientific analysis resulted in – better safe than sorry. Let me explain Pascal’s logic…

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Is Your Horse Thirsty? Bring Him to the Well to Drink.

There is a very popular quote about teaching, or preaching, or even just talking to someone who might hear, but they don’t listen. You may have brought them to the water, or maybe even brought the water to them, but they’re just either not thirsty enough or too stubborn to drink.

“A man may well bring a horse to the water, but he cannot make him drink.” – John Heywood, English Writer

As Christians, we feel that we must convert the world to faith in Jesus Christ, and that is a whole lot easier said than done. So while we work and aspire to that, let’s not fall into the temptation of discouragement when our testimony falls on deaf ears. Rather than telling yourself, “cast not your pearls before the swine”, perhaps it is better to accept your role as nothing more than a simple messenger. Remember the words of Paul to the Corinthians…

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