Dude, don't be a Demas

He is not one of the better-known people in the Bible. Still, we can learn a lot about a man named Demas. Described by Easton’s Bible Dictionary as “a companion and fellow-laborer of Paul during the apostle’s first imprisonment in Rome (Philemon 1:24; Colossians 4:14),” Demas later deserted Paul. We know that from 2 Timothy 4:10 KJV:

“For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica…”

How would your pastor and friends describe you? Can they count on you? Or are you here one day and gone the next? Has the world captured your attention so much that you’ve abandoned them in their time of need?

Don’t be a Demas.

Chris Woodward

Assistant Editor, One Million Dads
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