• Israel Ekundayo

NO LOOKING BACK....NO GIVING UP

*WISDOM FOR TODAY*

*NO LOOKING BACK.., NO GIVING UP.*

*Scripture Treasure.*

Luke 9:62 : *And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.*

*Insight and Highlight.*

For the child of God, the "die is cast", there is no turning back, no giving up.

*Scripture Commentaries.*

Saul tried to equip David for the battle against Goliath. He dressed David with his tunic but David said he could not go with it, saying he was not used to it, 1 Sam 17:38-39

David was telling Saul "the die is cast", there are no more options; events will proceed in an irreversible manner; the point of no return has been passed. Goliath must be faced and triumphed over!

For the believer when the "die is cast", victory is the only option, there is no turning back, no giving up.

Every step of the believer is occasioned by God, every missionary journey is divinely inspired, Acts 16:9.

As soldiers of the cross, we are embarked on a mission to attack the enemy territory. We cannot afford to submit to the enemies but triumph over them.

To cease to take the battle to the enemy is to submit in defeat.

Jesus does not expect anyone to look back.

Every believer must constantly watch and pray. Many may think their hands are still on the plow but Jesus warned saying they had looked back faster than they had put their hands on the plow.

During the American revolution, a politician named Patrick Henry spoke at a Virginia convention saying "Give me liberty, or give me death".

By his move, the State of Virginia ended the British Colonial government. He became a founding father of the State.

Notable great sages and thinkers became statesmen and founding fathers of countries across the continents.

As was in the Bible, God made extraordinary, ordinary people who during their times submitted to God.

They began a process or course of action. Once they started, they did not stop, could not be stopped or changed.

So it is expected of present day believers.

From the patriachs to Moses, Deborah, Esther..etc to the apostles.

God is counting on people who, once they start, make a finish.

Matt 24:45 (NIV) *“Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time?*

For the believer, there is no looking back.

Do not give up!

*Remorse corner.*

"No looking back" means you are not looking away from your Kingdom assignment.

Matthew 24:46 *Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.*

*Call to Word action.*

*"....having put his hand to the plough,...."* is engaging in the Lord's service, not wavering, set to accomplish. It is the eye of the ploughman if he is to do his work well to the end.

Matthew 24:13 *But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.*

*The Christian clarion duty.*

To start, to finish are Kingdom principles. "A task that must be done", 2 Tim 4:7.

Acts 18:23 *And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening all the disciples.*

*Prayer*

Lord, help me as l declare: l have put my hand to the plough, l will not look back.

I am fit for the kingdom of God, in Jesus name.

Good morning all and be blessed as you go today.

God bless you.

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