Traveling with Paul (8)

Another person who traveled with Paul was Demas. He is mentioned in Philemon 24 as someone who worked together with Paul. Demas was working with Paul when he wrote his letter to the church at Colossae (Colossians 4:14).
But the story about Demas is not a happy story. In verse 10a of our Bible Reading Paul says, “Demas loved this world too much. That is why he left me.” We don’t know for sure what happened, but it seems that Demas wanted to serve the world more than he wanted to serve God.
Serving God is not always easy. Sometimes we may look at exciting things in the world and think that it would be easier to stop following God. But we need to remember that serving God is the very most important thing we can do.
Today you may need to make some choices about serving God or serving the world. Don’t be like Demas. Don’t stop serving God. Serve Him with all your heart, your soul and your strength.