Keep On Going

Scripture has a way of speaking like nothing else. That is because it is God talking. As He speaks, we would do well to listen and then implement His directions.

Jesus made an astounding statement in Matthew 11:11. “Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist.” Think about this verse, no one, that includes all the leaders of the world and every other person. God said John was the greatest. He surpasses Noah, Moses, David, Solomon, Paul, Mary, Timothy and anyone else who comes to your mind. 

This Baptister, who preached to crowds, had problems with his faith in adverse circumstances. When the Lord began His public ministry, John was in prison. He was guilty of preaching the truth. He said to Herod, the ruler, he was sinning by taking his brother’s wife (Mark 6:17,18). 

When John was in prison, He began to doubt. He was trying to settle in his mind if Jesus was the Messiah. John, like other Israelites, was expecting the Messiah to set up the Kingdom of God. John sent two of his disciples to Jesus. They asked Jesus if He was the “Coming One” (Matthew 11:3 NKJV).

The Lord did not answer their question directly. Jesus instructed John’s messengers to tell John what they had seen and heard. The Lord caused the blind to see, the lame walk… the dead raised, and the Gospel proclaimed. After these couriers left, Jesus proclaimed John was special. He proclaimed repentance when it was not popular to do so. John preached the truth regardless of who was in the audience. He remained steadfast to the Gospel. 

Now to the point. Everyone has weak moments, times of disappointments, and failures. We all have them. Afterward, it is time to ask for forgiveness, tell God you are sorry, pick yourself up, and keep on going for God. We serve a forgiving God. When He forgives, He forgets the forgiven sin. You will never be perfect on this earth in your human body. But you can ask forgiveness and keep on going for God. Do not believe the lies of Satan. He wants you to quit! God says, keep serving. Now, who are you going to believe?

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