“I Was Just Going To Say That!” (Romans 14:10-12)

Many years ago, I worked in a laboratory that employed a laboratory assistant with an annoying manner of answering questions when he didn’t know the answer. 

“I was just going to say that!”

The first few times could be overlooked, particularly in casual conversation. In fact, several other employees in the laboratory would occasionally use the same phrase. However, after a month, it was clear that he was using this phrase as a pretext for his appalling lack of knowledge. One day, after failing to complete a routine task, the laboratory manager had enough. “Don’t you know the difference between these two tests?”

He fumbled with his answer until the manager shouted, “This one requires a red top tube while the other uses a green top tube.”

“I was just going to say that!”

“No you weren’t! Don’t pretend to know. You don’t. You weren’t going to say that!”

The humiliating dress down silenced him. Within a few weeks, he was fired. The manager now counsels the rest of the employees by stating, “None of us have the answers to everything. If you don’t know, don’t pretend to know. Just say you don’t know. I will respect you a lot more if you tell me the truth.”

In life and in our workplace, we will never have all the answers. However, our spiritual lives are different. God has revealed Himself through His Son, Jesus Christ. There is one question that everyone who is living right now will have to answer when they die and stand before God. “What did you do with My Son, Jesus Christ?” Some people assume that reading the Bible, going to Church, or saying prayers makes them a Christian or gets them to Heaven. These are important but it is not the complete answer. 

…For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: “As I live, says the LORD, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God.” So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.

Romans 14:10-12 (NKJV)

There is only one correct answer. I confessed and repented of my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. 

“I was just going to say that!”

I truly hope so. The eternal fate of your soul depends upon your answer.

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

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