Don’t be a Demas.
Throughout the New Testament, Paul references a lot of people. Most are friends and fellow workers on mission with him. Demas is one of those people. In his letter to the Colossians, Demas sends his greetings. In his letter to Philemon, Paul describes him as a co-laborer in the faith.
But then… something happened. In his final letter to Timothy, Paul says that Demas fell in love with this present world and deserted him to go to Thessalonica. Demas had run the race for decades only to lose in the end.
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Don’t give up at the finish line. Don’t be a Demas.
One of the most tragic persons in the Bible is the person of Demas. We see Demas in Philemon 1:24 referred to this as one of Paul's "fellow workers". Yet in the letter to Timothy we see this:
"For Demas, in love with this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica."
A man once referred to as Paul's fellow worker. A fellow worker of the greatest missionary the world has ever seen, seeing miracles, hearing the gospel preached boldly, praying with tears, this Demas, fell in love with the world and deserted Paul. Deserted the King and went his own way.
Don't be like demas. Don't be a DEMAS.