|Raeburn's portrait of Sir Walter Scott in 1822|
Bible Reading: II Timothy 4:1-10
Key Verse: Verse 10 – “For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.”
Key Words: For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world
Demas quit on God because he loved the world more. Demas was a quitter.
Let’s face reality; in life it’s easier to quit than it is to carry on. But we all have great admiration and respect for that person who, in the most trying of times, refuses to quit.
“I often wish that I could lie down and sleep without waking. But I will fight it out if I can.” So wrote one of the bravest, most inspiring men who ever lived, Sir Walter Scott. In his 56th year, failing in health, his wife dying of an incurable disease, Scott was in debt a half million dollars. A publishing firm he had invested in had collapsed. He might have taken bankruptcy, but shrank from the stain. From his creditors he asked only time. Thus began his race with death, a valiant effort to pay off the debt before he died.
So let me encourage those of you who are contemplating quitting. Stay with it! It will be worth it in the end.
What to do:
✞ Remember, a quitter never wins and a winner never quits.
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