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Summary: This is not your ordinary meaning of the word QUIT.

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Pastor James May

God Loves a Cheerful Quitter!

Illustration:

In the year 1836, the Republic of Texas was fighting for its life after some very costly battles with the Mexican General Santa Anna. In the opening days of this campaign to reclaim Texas for Mexico, Santa Anna had to face the Texians, as they were called then, at a lonely mission outpost known as the Alamo.

Outnumbered greatly, legend says that the commander, Col. Travis drew a line on the ground with his sword and, after making a patriotic call, asked every man willing to give his life for Texas to cross that line. The same legend says that only one man did not cross the line. His name was Louis Rose and he was the one that supposedly told the story that the legend is based upon.

Within 24 hours every man who had crossed the line was dead. They had all given their best, their lives, their fortunes and their homes in an effort to bring freedom from the tyranny of the Mexican Army. Their lives were given for a cause that was great and a cause they deemed more important than life itself.

In the Old Testament book of I Samuel, chapter 17 we can read of the account of David and Goliath. It’s a story that all of us are familiar with but I want to call your attention to verse 29.

1 Samuel 17:29, "And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause?"

David’s own brothers had become angry with him because he was shaming them for having run from Goliath and the army of the Philistines. Some had made statement to David that he should be at home keeping the sheep and leave the fighting to real men.

That didn’t deter David. He knew that Israel was God’s chosen nation and that his God was real and would not fail. David’s cause wasn’t so much the defeat Goliath, or to protect Israel. His cause was to serve his God and fight against any who would mock the God of Israel.

Christian brothers and sisters, we are fighting a battle for freedom also. Our great cause is the freedom and deliverance of men, women and youth who will face eternal damnation and the prison of hell if we don’t win this battle. Jesus has drawn a line in the sand, spiritually speaking, and has asked, “Who will step across that line and give your all to win the war against sin?”


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