Sam Jones was an old-time circuit riding preacher who travelled over the country preaching revival meetings. He often referred to them as “Quittin meetings.” His preaching was primarily to Christians, and he urged them to give up–quit, the sinful practices in their lives. His preaching met with great success, with many folks vowing to quit their particular sins.
On one occasion he asked a woman, “Just what is it that you’re quittin?” She replied, “I’m guilty of not doing something, and I’m going to quit that too!” Great point—although she had no bad habits to give up, she wasn’t serving God and had decided to do something about it.
We need to think about that. Most often we put all the emphasis on the things we are doing, without ever giving a thought to what we’re not doing. It’s fine and dandy to repent of the sins of commission, but we need to give serious thought to the sins of ommission as well. You can quit every bad habit known to man and still waste your life. Disobedience is sin whether it is doing something you shouldn’t or not doing something you should. Sit down and make a list of all the things you know you should be doing and it won’t take long to reach the point of embarrassment. This would be a good day to quit putting off those things you should have been doing. Think about it!