“No one, having put his hand to the plow, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
- Luke 9:62
Driving without a rear view mirror could be very dangerous. You would have no idea of what was behind you and what dangers or threats were at the back of your vehicle.
But in God’s kingdom there is no looking back for threats or dangers. Whatever happened in the past in your life does not exist anymore. It’s wiped out by the sacrificial blood of Jesus Christ. It’s like it never happened.
God says our sins are removed as far as the east is from the west and therefore we should never go digging into the bad things of the past. Don’t look into the rear view mirror of your bad, past life.
The people of Israel in the days of Moses were slaves to Pharaoh for 400 years. God brought them out of their slavery with a display of many miracles. The sad thing though was that after they were faced with difficulties they persisted in wanting to go back to their life in Egypt.
God says that He has no pleasure in those who go back. Once we have come to Christ and started on our journey in this new life, why go back, looking back to that former life of sin?
You have put your hand to the service of Christ; you cannot go back because, after all, there is nothing to go back to.
If you look back and turn back you are unfit for the kingdom of God. There is an old Pentecostal chorus that says, “The cross before me, the world behind me…no turning back, no turning back…”
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the challenge today to keep my hands on the plough of service until that moment when I stand before you to give an account of my works done here on this earth. By Your grace and power I will never look back