Summary: Satan knows he can’t change or determine your personal eternal destination. Thus, his strategy is to sever our relationship with the Lord in order to stop our progress in the Christian life.
“PRIORITIES FOR PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIAN LIVING ”
By: Dr. Dennis Deese - www.dennisdeese.com
Satan knows he can’t change or determine your personal eternal destination. Thus, his strategy is to sever our relationship with the Lord in order to stop our progress in the Christian life.
The Scriptures exhort us - Hebrews 12:1 (quickview)  Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset [us], and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
1. GOD’S WILL FOR OUR LIFE 6:15
2. Cautiously Guard it (demands, expectations of others)
3. Consistently Pray about it
2. UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO THE LORD 6:16-21
We are judged by what we finish, not by what we start. - Anon
There is nothing so fatal to character as half-finished tasks. - David Lloyd George
By perseverance the snail reached the ark. - C. H. Spurgeon
1. Regardless these:
1. Discouragement 6:16-17
2. Difficulties 6:18
3. Doubts 6:19
2. Remember these:
1. Brevity of Time
2. Reality of God
3. Intention of Satan
4. Day of Judgment
2 Corinthians 5:10 (quickview)  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things [done] in [his] body, according to that he hath done, whether [it be] good or bad.
3. SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN THE LORD 6:22-31
Why are so many devoid of Spiritual Growth?
1. Self-centeredness 6:26 (in 6:30-31 they wanted to manipulate Jesus into giving them more bread - Physical needs)
2. Half-heatedness 6:27 (you’ve got to work at it)
To LABOR: 2038 - er?gad’?zom?ahee (er-GOD-Zo-my); to toil (as a task, occupation, etc.), (by implication) effect, be engaged in or with, etc.:??commit, do, labor for, minister about, trade (by), work.
3. Self-righteousness 6:28-29