December 2023 Devotion
It's Time To Tell The Story
Christians have the God-given responsibility to share the Gospel and the truths from the Word of God. However, many believers have not done as they are biblically commanded. They are not the society-changing “salt” or the sin-revealing “light” God required them to be. As a result of many’s refusal, rebellion, and ignorance to do as they are commanded, others have suffered.
“Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”Mat. 5:13 Also: Mark 9:50, Luke 14:34.
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”Mat. 5:16 Also: Luke 1:79, John 11:10.
Here are just some of the reasons that we should lift our voice as a trumpet and sound the warning to a hellbound world.
Untold millions of lost people have no desire to seek God because many Christians are embarrassed, ashamed, afraid, or too proud to share the gospel and testify to his saving grace.
Rom. 10:14“How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”
Millions of people will continue a life sinning, defiant to God and His word because they never heard the truth nor ever saw a good Christian example.
Acts 8:30,31“And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.”
Millions will never know what the Bible teaches as they have never heard biblical truths nor have seen a Christian living the way God commands. Since they have never heard biblical truths, they have incorrectly supposed what they think the Bible teaches, made their own “religion,” or believed false teachings.
Rom. 10:3“For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.” Also: Phil. 3:9.
Millions think they are going to Heaven because of they believe they are good or because of the good deeds they have done, as so many “Christians” have not taught them otherwise. That fallacy is the foundation of many false religions.
Eph. 2:8-9“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”
Millions of people thought there was no difference between a Christian and the lost because they never saw any variance between the two groups. They have not seen holy living. The toleration of sin by many confessing Christians have also added to the confusion of the lost.
2 Cor. 6:17“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,”
Some of those millions could be your loved ones, neighbors, or friends. They may suffer a terrifying eternity because of your closed lips.
“If sinners are damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped around their knees. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let no one go unwarned.” — C. H. Spurgeon
Rev. J.R. Childers