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.