by Randal Ross

Temptations Men Face: The Temptation to Quit
Randal Ross
May 1993

(2Corinthians 1:8-10 NKJ)
(8) For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. (9) Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, (10) who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver {us},

(2Corinthians 4:16-18 NKJ)
(16) Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward {man} is being renewed day by day. (17) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding {and} eternal weight of glory, (18) while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen {are} temporary, but the things which are not seen {are} eternal.

(Philippians 3:12-15 NKJ)
(12) Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. (13) Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing {I do}, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, (14) I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (15) Therefore let us, as many as are mature, have this mind; and if in anything you think otherwise, God will reveal even this to you.

Intor: The seventh temptation men face: The temptation to quit!

ILL. A minister friend who told me he was calling it quits

1. Doing very well.

ILL. A businessman who said he was quitting, church, God, family, business. Just left.

A. Every one of us has been tempted to quit or will in the future.

B. Question is why do we so often feel life quitting at particular points in our life?


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