I ran across an interesting website recently called “The Mother of All Excuses.” It is basically a collection of excuses for all occasions from cutting classes to breaking dates. There are over 400 unique ones for why a person might have to call in and take a day off from work. Here are a few of my favorites. (These are actual excuses that were phoned in).
Jesus once told a story about three men who came up with excuses for not following Him (Luke 9: 75-62). Though at first they seem legitimate, Jesus doesn’t accept their excuses. The bottom line is there is no good excuse for not following Jesus. The writer of Hebrews says, “how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation” (Hebrews 2:3). When we stand before Jesus someday our excuses will sound pretty lame. We need to be reminded that putting off a decision about following Christ till someday is a dangerous proposition. Again the writer of Hebrews reminds us. “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts (Hebrews 3:15). Why put it off? Why not make this the day you decide to follow Jesus? It will be the best decision you will ever make.
Have a great week!
Tuesday Morning on the Run
Inspirational thoughts from Pastor Barry Lawson