Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


August 20, 2013

Jesus tells the haunting parable of the Sower in Mark 4, of how many seeds fall in various places, but only once in a while do they come to abundance.  Most of the time they don't germinate at all, or get crowded out by distractions, shallow roots, etc.  He was talking about us.

"But my righteous one will live by faith.  And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back."
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.
--Hebrews 10:38,39 TNIV
It's one thing to sign up, to join, to start the task, but it's another thing to persevere to maturity, to completion.

To shrink back is at the least, getting distracted, or even departing from discipleship.  "But we are not of those who shrink back"  Right?
Dale Patterson