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Thought For Today: “Going Straight”
“No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” (Luke 9:62)
It is interesting that when driving, if we’re not looking straight ahead, if our attention is drawn to the right or to the left, our car begins to drift in the opposite direction.
Jesus is saying that once we start to follow Him, it’s all or nothing. We mustn’t look back at the old, but rather we need to be looking ahead to the new. The past represents an old life, a dead life, and that is the last thing we need to look at.
Lot’s wife may be the perfect illustration of this. They were told to leave Sodom, but not to look back. But Lot’s wife didn’t heed the warning. The old life held some value to her. In her heart she really didn’t want to leave, although she knew it would save her life. So, she looked back anyway, and was turned into a pillar of salt.
When we enter God’s Kingdom, we must make a clean break from the worldly kingdom we once inhabited.
Here’s the point, can we truly desire those things that ruined our soul and produced His death?
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