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We know there can be a problem. There is the early enthusiasm of hearing Jesus and knowing him. But the enthusiasm doesn’t go very deep. It is all emotion and superficial. Nothing really changes much other than a commitment to go to a church building that is very entertaining. It is all a fad.

And when the first bit of trouble comes, puff, the commitment is gone.

Jesus challenges us not to be this way. God’s goal is that we finish what we start. We need to seize the Word we hear from Him. We need to hold on to what we hear no matter what. We need to persist and stick with it. That is the challenge from Jesus. We need to have good roots.

Other seed fell in the gravel; it sprouted, but withered because it didn’t have good roots. ~~Jesus (Luke 8:6 The Message)