When God saves us it is not just to deliver us from sin and bondage. Exodus tells the story of God providing a deliverer for his people. The people wanted to be free, but God wanted more for them. In Exodus 19:4-6 God tells Moses he has brought the people to Himself and He will be their God and they will be His people. God desires intimate relationship with us. We are also told that we will have trouble in this world, and in Matthew 13 Jesus tells the parable of the sower. The story illustrates some of the difficulties that face us, we are all tempted to turn back from our calling. The scripture gives examples of those who having been called and were working for the gospel, but when things did not go the way they wanted they turned back. Judas Iscariot and Demas were involved in apostolic ministry with Jesus and Paul respectively. We have also received a deliverer in our Lord Jesus and are called to follow and pursue, to become like Him, this takes effort, perseverance and endurance. We need to remember that the Lord rescued us and commenced us on a journey and has a plan and a purpose for us all.