Look Back and Forward

Greetings this last week of 2014. We trust you had a blessed Christmas. This time of year often causes us to look back and look forward. It sometimes is the cause of both regret and resolutions. Let's take a moment and do just that.

As we look backwards, let's remember that we all owed a debt we could not pay, and that Jesus came to pay that debt. Let's remember that we were dead and that Jesus came so that we could have life. Let's remember that being unable to keep His law, Jesus came to fulfill the law so that we might live in grace.

As we look forward to this new year, let's remember to keep our attention fixed on what is new, not on the old. What is new is that our debt has been paid in full and there is no balance sheet. What is new is this life we have. When Scripture refers to us as new creatures, it means new as in someone that never existed before.  Looking ahead let's receive the relationship He has called us into- Father and child, full of love and grace. This new relationship is about what He has done for us, not what we will do for Him.

In conclusion, let's enter into this new year with the password, 'Thank You'. Let us forget the past and strain toward what is ahead and let us focus on this 'one thing', all that He has made new and reply with thank you, Abba.

Thank you all for reading but God, and we'll talk again next week.




“If you want to know what someone really thinks, just listen to what they say after the word  ‘but’ …so it is here with…”but God!”“


Note: “but God” is a weekly ministry of Robinson Outdoors Products written for us by pastor and spiritual counselor, Thomas Paige. “But God” is posted each week on the ScentBlocker website and can be found there along with the archives of messages of past years and months from Thomas. “But God” is also posted each week on ScentBlocker Facebook page and on Twitter.


You may ask, “why would Robinson, an outdoor products company with brands ScentBlocker and Tree Spider, making  products for hunters, spend its time on something like “but God”?”  Great question, as we here at Robinson consider our work place our mission field, our products bearing the John 3:16 inscription our outreach. For 2014, there will be a laminated waterproof jacket pocket insert that contains the salvation message printed in two languages. And, we ask the Lord to provide more opportunities for us to be a light unto a dark world.


What responses do we receive from our customers? Each week thousands and thousands of people read the “but God” message online. We receive dozens and dozens of appreciative emails, rejoicing that a company has the courage to stand up for what it believes despite perhaps it not being the most popular thing to do these days. God has blessed our lives and our  business!


I hope you will enjoy this weeks’ “…but God” as Thomas continues the series, unto the Lord!

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