When I first surrendered to Jesus Christ, it was without question the greatest experience of my life. I could not describe the incredible joy I had. Shortly thereafter I was introduced to the hymn Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. It was written in 1757 by Robert Robinson who penned the words at age 22. I really enjoyed singing that song but I had a problem with one of the lyrics… Prone to wander, Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love,…
Personally, I could not imagine ME being prone to ‘leave the God I loved’. I was too much in love with my Savior; I was too committed! I guess I was in the same camp as the Apostle Peter when he said, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” Mt. 26:33.
In my zeal to follow Christ, I had not yet read Matthew 26:41 “You should have learned by now that your spirit is eager enough, but your humanity is weak” Mankind was born with a sinful nature and therefore has a propensity [pull] to return to its origin. But I remember the words of another song… This is my Father’s world. O let me ne’er forget That though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.
The pull may be strong but remember “…in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us…” Romans 3:31-39