A Lesson From Shawshank Redemption

ShawshankRedemptionMoviePosterThe lady I am living with has some movies in her collection that I don’t have and Shawshank Redemption is one of them. Yes, I’m late, but I generally don’t do the R-rated thing, but I watched this one and the Green Mile and I have to say they were both pretty good.  In my opinion they could have easily been made PG-13 with a few changes, but that is not what this post is about.

If you saw the movie, you know the story line is about a prison called Shawshank and the friendship between two prisoners named Andy Dufrense and Red. Andy ends up in prison even though he is innocent. Andy is a banker falsely accused of killing his wife and her lover. Well Andy has a very hard time in prison, but later he becomes in demand because of his banking ability and he ends up helping the guards and the Warden do their tax returns. Later Andy ends up keeping the Wardens financial books.

The reason I started thinking about this movie is because I just posted about judgment and my mind went to the Warden. He was a bible-thumping hypocrite. Quoting scripture and living the opposite. The Warden was a crook and he used Andy to help him hide his dirty deeds, but what the Warden didn’t know was that his sins were about to find him out.

He thought he could keep on cheating the government, abusing and killing the prisoners and just being dirty and continue to get away with it. But he punished Andy one time too many and Andy had his own plan. Andy was planning an escape for 19 years and when he decided to do it, Andy took the Warden down after he left.

Isn’t that how judgment comes. You don’t even see it and sometimes the person you least expect ends up sticking it to you. The one you trust the most. What deceives many is that years pass by and they seem to get away with it, but then SUDDENLY, it happens.

It’s time to get it together. If the Warden had allowed Andy to go when he found out he was innocent, he probably would not have had the end he had. But the Warden REFUSED to let Andy go! Sometimes it’s the one you refuse to let go, when you should have that will end up doing you in.

Yes, there was a lesson, even in the Shawshank Redemption. Will you listen and obey God!

Hebrews 12:6

King James Version (KJV)

6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

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