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Don’t Go Back!

2 Timothy 4:10 KJV

For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.

Concerning your former life, there is nothing behind you that is of any benefit to you! While it’s wonderful to look back and thank God for all He’s brought you through, backwards is not your direction! This world and your former life have nothing of value to offer you.

I am often shocked and amazed at people that choose to go back to the world after seeing and knowing all that God has done in their lives. I am often asked how this even happens. It is simply the enemy, Satan, appealing to the flesh of man. Very often, the Christian comes to a place of frustration and discouragement and instead of trusting God, they surrender to these wrong influences. The result is always the same, utter destruction.

The setting of our passage above is one of great pressure. It was not an easy time to be a Christian. Paul was in jail for preaching the gospel and the church was being persecuted. Demas apparently examined his situation and determined that this world and what it had to offer was a much easier path than walking with God. Demas forsook God and Paul and chose the world.

I want to encourage you today to keep your eyes fixed on Jesus! Never be deceived by the devils lies that tell you he has a better and an easier way for you. While he does have a way for you, it is a way that will only lead you away from God and into destruction. Keep your faith in God and His promises and He will do just as promised!

Jesus is the way of life! Satan’s path is one of destruction! Don’t take the bait!

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