Monday, November 25, 2013

Backing Out

    Have you ever walked away form an incredible offer?
    Declaration of Independence signer Richard Stockton was imprisoned shortly after signing the historic document in 1776. If you know by heart all those who signed, you are probably wondering how Stockton was.
    Stockton represented New Jersey in the signing ceremony. But before the ink could dry, he was seized by the British and imprisoned as a common criminal. The intimidation worked. He quickly swore allegiance to King George III; and recanted his signature on America's immortal document.
    In another arena, there are others who renege. Jesus, while visiting our planet, presented a parable to his followers about a sower. The planted seeds of the sower represent the claims of God's Word. Jesus said, "(Seeds that fall) on the rock are the ones who receive the word with joy when they hear it, but they have no root. They believe for a while but in time of testing they fall away." (Luke 8:13). Incredibly, even some who witnessed Christ and His miracles "turned back and no longer followed Him" (John 6:66), so take stock of your life to see if you've backed out on your commitment to Jesus.
    Remember: If you are "backing out," you may be "backing into" eternal disaster.

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