Story two. A hiker got lost in the North Carolina Mountains. He wandered for several days trying to find his way out. Finally he came across a shack. When he got to the door, an old man came out. The hiker asked for help to find his way out.
Story three. Luke 23:39-43, two thieves hanging on crosses, one doubted and said, "If thou be Christ...". The other had no doubt and asked to be remembered.
Conclusions. The dog that won was the one that was fed. The dog that lost didn't think he would be fed. He doubted it. He lost.
The old man told the hiker to go to the top of the mountain to see where he was. The hiker went to the top because he doubted he would find his way out by staying in the valleys.
The thief that doubted was the one that lost his soul.
"For he that hath (faith), to him shall be given: and he that hath not (faith), from him shall be taken even that which he hath." Mark 4:25. ("Faith" in parentheses is writer's word choice.)