To become tired of taking up the CROSS is to get tired of the word of GOD is to become tired of GOD is to become tired of the PREACHING OF THE CROSS is to become tired of FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST is to give up on ETERNAL LIFE (John 3:6-18)!
A moment of silence while he take heed of the words of our Lord, Savior and King Jesus Christ saying: “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and [LOOKING BACK], is fit for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
“But he that shall [ENDURE UNTO THE END], the same shall be [SAVED]” (Matthew 24:13).
“Remember Lot’s wife” (Luke 17:32)?
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and [HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. If any man [SERVE ME, LET HIM FOLLOW ME]; and [WHERE I AM, THERE SHALL ALSO MY SERVANT BE]” (Matthew 12:24-26).
“He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. [AND HE THAT TAKETH NOT HIS CROSS, AND FOLLOWETH AFTER ME, IS NOT WORTHY OF ME]. He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 10:37-39).
“He that rejecteth me, and [RECEIVETH NOT MY WORDS], hath one that judgeth him: [THE WORD THAT I HAVE SPOKEN, THE SAME SHALL JUDGE HIM IN THE LAST DAY]” (John 12:48).
“Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away” (Matthew 24:35).
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find [FAITH] on the earth? (Luke 18:8).
“Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the [LATTER TIMES SOME SHALL DEPART FROM THE FAITH], giving heed to seducing spirits, and [DOCTRINES OF DEVILS]; [SPEAKING LIES IN HYPOCRISY]; having their conscience seared with a hot iron” (1 Timothy 4:1-2); “ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2 Timothy 3:7).
“Now the just shall [LIVE BY FAITH]: but [IF ANY MAN DRAWS BACK, MY SOUL SHALL HAVE NO PLEASURE IN HIM]. But [WE ARE NOT OF THEM WHO DRAW BACK] unto perdition; [BUT OF THEM THAT BELIEVE TO THE SAVING OF THE SOUL]” (Hebrews 10:38–39).
“For the [PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are [SAVED] it is the [POWER OF GOD]” (1 Corinthians 1:19).
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the [FAITH]; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that [JESUS CHRIST IS IN YOU]?” (2 Corinthians 13:5).
“For ye are all the children of God by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]” (Galatians 3:26). “For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto [THE END]” (Hebrews 3:12-14).
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Philippians 4:23).