Easy Thing Not Always Right Thing:

II Timothy 4:1-10

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:

In the last verse of our scripture reading, Paul mentioned that Demas had forsaken him, having loved this present world.

I want to mention some things today that are easier to do, but are not the right thing to do:

I. It Is Easier To Stop Serving God Than To Keep On Going For The Lord


When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you're crossing seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you try to smile but you have to sigh, When cares are pressing you down a bit, Rest if you must but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about, When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don't give up, though the pace seems slow, You may succeed with your next blow.

Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems so far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit; It's when things seem worse, that you must not quit.

Note: Paul sought to destroy Christianity before he got saved! After Christ came into his life, he spent the rest of his days seeking to build Christians up.

II. It Is Easier To Smash Something Than It Is To Build Something

III. It Is Easier To Sit Down Than It Is To Stand Up

Every day we are faced with choices. Taking the easy way out is seldom the right thing to do. Will we be remembered as Demas, who forsook the Lord? Or will we be remembered as Paul, who finished the course and kept the faith?