With the ball in hand, the quarterback drops back and goes through the throwing motion. But he doesn’t release the ball and instead pitches to a different teammate. Many people pump fake on God, going through the motions of a phony routine. A nice suit and a ritual coupled with a life of willful rebellion. They state noble intentions, but hold on to their sin, side- stepping the fullness of life available through genuine relationship with Christ Jesus. With a pump fake nothing happens. No action occurs, it’s a vain move. An actual throw produces motion; it puts the ball into play for a connection with Christ and brings life to the full and life eternal. Pump fakes will never spiritually suffice, but a genuine outpouring of repentance will result in relationship.
“I tell you, this man went down to his house justi ed, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted Luke 18:14 .
Do you pump fake God or have a real relationship with Christ?