A knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life. For the words of this Book have a way of filling in the missing pieces, of bridging the gaps, of turning the tarnished colors of our life to jewel-like brilliance. Learn to take your every problem to the Bible. Within its pages you will find the correct answer. But most of all, the Bible is a revelation of the nature of God. The philosophers of the centuries have struggled with the problem of a Supreme Being. Who is He? What is He? Where is He? If there is such a Person, is He interested in me? If so, how can I know Him? These and a thousand other questions about God are answered in this Holy Book, we call the Bible.
But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.
What have all believers been called by the Lord to do? We all have been called to get the gospel out to the world. We have been given the sacred trust of delivering the gospel. The Great Commission was given to all. No one is excused. Granted, some are called to be evangelists, but all are called to evangelize.
In his letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul spoke of “the glorious gospel of the blessed God which was committed to [his] trust” (1 Timothy 1:11). Again emphasizing this sacred trust of the gospel, Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 2:4, “But as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who tests our hearts.”
Don’t feel as though you are a failure in this area necessarily. Think of Noah. He didn’t have a single convert. After all those years of preaching, no one really believed. But Noah was faithful in what God had called him to do.
Be faithful with what the Lord has set before you. Be faithful to be a good husband or a good wife. Be faithful to raise your children in the way of the Lord and teach them the Word of God. Be faithful to be a witness for Christ wherever you go, remembering your sacred trust of bringing the gospel to as many people as you can.
You’re making an impact in ways you don’t even realize, and that impact may not be fully realized until years later. God will not hold you accountable for what He has called me to do. Nor will He hold me accountable for what He has called you to do. But He will hold you accountable for what He called you to do.
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