Following-God-frontI had never noticed Genesis 11.31:

Terah took his son Abram, his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. But when they came to Haran, they settled there. Genesis 11:31

Terah was Abraham’s dad. He apparently embraced the call of his son, Abraham, and started heading to Canaan. But he stopped half-way.

How often we do that. We stop half-way. The people of Israel stopped half-way at Kadesh-Barnea where they saw themselves as grasshoppers. (Don’t ever think of yourself as a grasshopper.) The Christians at Laodicea were half-way Christians. They were neither hot nor cold. They made God want to throw up. Don’t do that.

The most miserable people in the world are half-way people. Like the child who was afraid to get on the escalator. She wanted to play it safe and keep one foot on solid ground. One foot on solid ground, one foot on the moving escalator, not a pretty sight.