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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Don't Look Back

From time to time we are guilty of looking back in time and getting nostalgic for the "good old days". The older we get the more we do it. In our minds it may have been a happier, more simple, or fulfilling time. I'm pretty sure that even though we need to look in the rear-view mirror of life from time to time we cannot operate in the present or future looking backwards. Look at what the Bible has to say about looking back.

Genesis 19:17 - As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back, and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”

Genesis 19:26 - But Lot’s wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

Jeremiah 46:5 - What do I see? They are terrified, they are retreating, their warriors are defeated. They flee in haste without looking back, and there is terror on every side,” declares the LORD.

Luke 9:62 - Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Acts 1:11 - Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven.”

Be wise today and always - keep your focus ahead to what Christ wants you to do today.