Borrowed Truths

Into All The World

into all the world
Borrowed Truths

Into All The World

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.” (Luke 19:10)

Our responsibility, our joy in this life is to glorify God, to lift up the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that is why we were created. We do this in many ways, but one of the most important ones is the one that most who claim Him as Lord neglect in these days, they do not seek the lost, at best, they wait for them to cross their path, and only rarely will they speak to them of the Savior.

It was a very subtle deceit of Satan and seemed as if it was the right thing to do, for he is beyond crafty, to begin to search within ourselves, to study to show ourselves approved for our own approval in the sight of the Most High. Stop searching for the lost, wait for them to come to you.

The world is beginning to make it a criminal act, punishable in many different ways, and those who are complaining the most about it are those who have say they have hid His word in their heart, and keep it there, not sharing it at every possible opportunity. The enabled, all-inclusive society that is approaching and is in many ways already here, excludes all those who would go against its ideologies, those that lift up blatant sins against the Almighty. It offers an excuse for those who do not seek the lost.

To be profitable to the Kingdom of God, we must be beyond obedient, “So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.” (Luke 17:10) You must determine who the Lord was speaking to when He said, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) Was it only to those who were present at that moment, or to all who call Him Lord and Savior? Was He speaking to you?

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” (Matt. 7:22)

A soul that loves Jesus Christ speaks to others about Him, and not just in particular settings, not just when it seems like the right time, or when it is “appropriate,” but to all they meet, in one form or another. We are to actively look for the lost. That means getting up, leaving your house, and going out into the world and speaking about the Lord, it means getting online on any number of social media sites and looking for the lost. It means doing, not thinking about doing. “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” (Prov. 11:30)

If you do not feel called to do this, then what is it you feel called to do, how can you rationalize anything in your life as more important than telling others about the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ? Your own walk? Being a good steward of what you have been blessed with? Providing for your family? Name one thing that is more important than seeking the lost for His glory? What? Will you say memorizing Scripture verses, hiding His word in your heart? What good is that if you do not share them? Studying to show yourself approved? Finish the verse, “So that you can give an account …” That means speaking to others of the faith in Christ that you claim to have.

What excuse will you offer next? “I’m not a preacher, not an elder or a deacon, not an evangelist or pastor.” None of those excuses or any other will avail you in any way when you stand before the Lord our God. “But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.” (Matt. 13:8) How? By seeking the lost, by going out into that evil world we live in and actively searching for them.

I fear for you if you say you are a Christian and do not do this, for it does not show an active love for the Lord, it does not speak of one whose heart is overflowing with a joy that must be shared. It does not speak of one who loves their neighbor, but of one who is embarrassed of the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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