Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
In the second comic of Fools Made Wise, we continue to get to know two of the main characters of the comic, James and Leroy.
The comic starts with James noticing that Leroy is laughing over something suspicious. After asking what Leroy has, Leroy answers that he stole the Pastor’s Bible after church. James is flabbergasted: why in the world would Leroy do such a foolish thing?!
Leroy answers that he stole the Bible because he believes the Pastor said it contains a literal map to the fountain of life. James corrects his brother’s foolish blunder and tells Leroy that what the Pastor meant was the message of the Bible (about Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection), when it is met with belief, leads to everlasting life (John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life).
The comic ends with Leroy feeling disappointed that there is no literal map that he could sell on Ebay for big money.
Proverbs 10:2 in the ESV says “treasures gained by wickedness profit nothing.” This was represented by Leroy trying to steal his Pastor’s Bible, thinking it will give him a map to the fountain of life. What Leroy really needs is a righteousness that delivers from death. Unbeknownst to him, the very Bible he stole contains that life-saving message, not just for him but for any who believe in Jesus.
Like Leroy, we have a choice how to obtain life after death: we can try to gain it for ourselves through all sorts of silly schemes—or we can trust the One who made life after death possible for us: Jesus Christ.
John 11:25-26: Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
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