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

Jesus knew how to talk straight, didn’t He? When describing the life of following Him (Luke 9:62), Jesus likened it to a person “having put his hand to the plow”. Plowing was hard work, requiring long hours and tough determination.

Hard work often lends itself to making excuses: “Well, I will do that, but let me first go and do this other thing” (9:59-61). Truly following the Lord requires hard work, long hours, tough determination and uncompromisingly “fixing our eyes on Jesus” (Hebrews 12:2, NASB).

Let us dispense with all excuses and sing, “I want to be a worker for the Lord…and be busy every day!”


The book Meditations Of My Heart (from which this daily devotional is taken) is available / can be ordered from Sain Publications (931-363-6905 or email psain@sainpublications.com).