Taking the Word to the World

A man named Huxley, having finished another series of public attacks against Christians, was in a hurry to catch a train that would take him to the next city.  He left the hotel, jumped into the taxi, settled back, and closed his eyes to rest for a couple of minutes.

He assumed the driver had been told the destination by the hotel doorman so when he got in all he said was, “Hurry…I’m almost late…Drive fast!”

The taxi rushed through the streets of the city.  Before long the man glanced out the window and frowned as he realized they were going west away from the sun, not toward it.  Leaning forward the man shouted, “Do you know where you are going?”

Without looking back the driver yelled, “No, your honor, but I am going fast!”

This story humorously depicts the situation many people find themselves in; going nowhere, fast, and not realizing it. Peter exhorted in Acts 2:40, “Save yourselves from this untoward generation.”   We need to save ourselves from a generation that is going nowhere.

In a spiritual sense this entails following the biblical plan of salvation. But, once that is in order we need to put other aspects of our life in order. Setting goals, establishing priorities, and having a vision—knowing where you are going.

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