The Christian’s Responsibility

Brothers and sisters, soon (just how soon, I don’t know) our time on earth will be over. The most important question is: (1) will our work have been done. When we have the opportunity to witness for Christ to some lost soul and we fail, then that opportunity is past. If that poor soul goes to eternity without Christ: (2) where will that leave us? (3) How will we answer for our neglect?

The Lord said through the prophet Ezekiel:

Ezekiel 3:18-19
18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

In other words, this severe warning given to Ezekiel was similar to that given to a military watchman in ancient times. If the watchman failed to give the alarm to the city in a time of peril, the blood of the city would be required of him. But if the watchman sounded the alarm and the city did not respond, the watchman could hardly be blamed. If your brother/sister does not hear your warning, you are not to be blamed.

Please read the next three verses in this chapter. It should make us tremble to realize our responsibility.
We are His witnesses. Our attitude toward the natural things of life and our earnestness towards spiritual things, help people form their opinion of Christianity. You and I must be filled with the Holy Spirit. Our hearts must be filled with the love of God. You and I must have a knowledge of the terrible fate of the lost to really be a true witness.

Brothers and sisters, too many times we wait for an inspiration when you and I should be praying for an inspiration.

Brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, what can we do to arouse ourselves to the challenge of our day?

1. Will our work be finished?
2. Will we miss the gift of eternal salvation?

If you and I would do something for the Lord, we must do it now!

Hebrews 10:37
For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry.

Accept Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, today. Today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. You may not have tomorrow. Salvation is a free gift. Have a Blessed Day.

Courtesy of Edward Jeffries

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