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Cross The Line

By Reverend Tom Polk
Jones Swamp
PH Church
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How many times have you heard the phrase that your crossed the line? Usually it means that you have crossed a boundary. It could have been a boundary of acceptable behavior or maybe that you have said something that violated that boundary. There is a line where water turns into ice and water turns into steam. There is a line where speed catches up to sound and breaks the sound barrier. There are boundaries that may even be invisible yet no less real. There is a line between true and false and there is a line between spectator and participator.
In Judges 6, Gideon crosses the Line! While the children of Israel were hiding from the enemy in caves and dens, Gideon was breaking through and taking back what the enemy was trying to steal. Instead of confronting the enemy and bringing in harvest, we are hiding in our caves. How long can we be at rest in our caves of comfort and convenience? There is no gray area, for you are either on God’s side or you are on the enemy’s side. In Joshua 24, he said, “As for me and my house we will serve the Lord!”
Some folks seem to just want to come to church when they feel like it and maybe even contribute. However, there is a major difference between a contribution and a commitment. Think about the difference between the pig and chicken when you are eating breakfast. It is good to have people willing to make a contribution, but not that many want to go whole hog. God is not looking for halfhearted and half-in and half-out Christians. Can we come to the place where words are not enough? Let us be put in the place where we put up or shut up! Take a stand for Jesus and let’s declare that we are crossing the Line!

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