John 6:67 “Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?”

1. The Past

Many have forsaken Christ and have walked away from Him; but what reason do you have to make a change?

1. The Past Has there been any reason for it in the past? Sometimes we get overwhelmed in the past. Looking back on our past mistakes and failures. The Devil constantly bringing up all the wrong things that you have done. You should learn from the past not use it as an anchor. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Then do not change the old and tried for the new and false.

2. The Present

As fthe present, can that compel you to leave Christ? When you are hard-pressed with this world or with the severer trials within the church, we find it a most blessed thing to rest our head upon the shoulder of our Savior. This is the joy we have today–that we are saved in Him; and if this joy is satisfying, why would we think of changing? Who trades gold for dross? We will not renounce the sun until we find a better light, nor leave our Lord until a brighter lover shall appear; and since this can never be, we will hold Him with an immortal grasp and bind His name as a seal upon our arm.

3. The Future 
 
As for the future, can you suggest anything that can arise that will render it necessary for you to mutiny or desert the old flag to serve under another captain? We think not. If life be long, He doesn’t change. If we are poor, what better than to have Christ who can make us rich? When we are sick, what more do we want than Jesus to comfort and to heal? When we die, is it not written that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come . . . will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”1 And so we say with Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go?”

William Davis
Youth Pastor | Clays Mill Baptist Church
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