As I was sitting in the waiting area getting my tire repaired at Belle Plaine Coop Tire I picked up this book “Lemons: The World’s Worst Cars” and it had the stories and pictures of cars from the past that turned out to be not so great.
It included flying cars that eventually crashed, the Pontiac Fiero, the 80’s GM diesel engines, Hondas, Fiats, Volvos, Pacers, Pintos, Gremlins and a lot more. If a car buyer could have had that info 30 years ago it would have been really helpful.
The book had a chapter claiming some of the cars became lemons because of flaws, shortcuts and carelessness in their manufacturing process. Got me thinking that the same thing can happen in our lives when we are careless. Don’t give into the temptation to lazily live outside of God’s perfect plan and process. Someday we will have to give account for our lives, passions, pursuits, and priorities. Will God be able to commend us for our reliability? Our stability? And our durability? See 1 Cor 3:10-23
10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care. 11 For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ. 12 If anyone builds on this foundation using gold, silver, costly stones, wood, hay or straw, 13 their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work. 14 If what has been built survives, the builder will receive a reward. 15 If it is burned up, the builder will suffer loss but yet will be saved—even though only as one escaping through the flames. 16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst? 17 If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person; for God’s temple is sacred, and you together are that temple. 18 Do not deceive yourselves. If any of you think you are wise by the standards of this age, you should become “fools” so that you may become wise. 19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight. As it is written: “He catches the wise in their craftiness”; 20 and again, “The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile.” 21 So then, no more boasting about human leaders! All things are yours, 22 whether Paul or Apollos or Cephas or the world or life or death or the present or the future—all are yours, 23 and you are of Christ, and Christ is of God. 1 Corinthians 3:10-23 (NIV)