In a nearby town, an abandoned car sits in the parking lot of a convenience store at the corner of a busy intersection. Every day, cars pass by, on their way to various destinations, their drivers with urgent matters to attend to. But the motionless car just sits there, its flat tires a testimony to an unproductive existence.
I know for a fact that the abandoned car has been in that same place for over 5 years. You would think that its owner would have moved it away by now. Or that the manager of the convenience store would have had it towed away. But it just sits there, doing nothing, day after day after day.
There are too many people who claim to follow Jesus, but show little or no movement. There is no action to accompany their professed faith.
Don’t just sit around getting rusty! There’s too much to be done! There is no excuse for any of us to sit idly while the rest of the world passes us by.
“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.”—Hebrews 6:12.