Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Our Duty

(Jeremiah 31:10)  Hear the word of the LORD, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, ...

            There are at least four other verses in the New Testament that reflect the thought God gave Jeremiah in this verse.  The scripture given below re-enforces this thought to “ of one mind,..
            You and I have been given a commandment to serve.  There is always the question, “What does it mean to serve?”  Many believe if I show up occasionally I have done my duty.  Others show up regularly and are great pew warmers but nothing else.  Then we have those who are regulars and serve with tithes and offerings.  They support their Church and their Pastor.
              Yet, there are others who respond to the call of God to “Go.  They “Go” to distant lands, to give up the luxuries of a comfortable life here in the United States.  In some cases, they contend with disease, and horrible living conditions.  Some of us cannot imagine what they must go through.   I emphasize “must” because it isn’t the anticipated deplorable conditions, and it isn’t a desire to drag their family through and into areas which in our minds are not safe, it is the answer to God’s call that he “must” “Go.
            Now we get down to our duty.

(Mark 16:15)  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

            Our duty is also to “Go.   This command is to all Christians, regardless of our health, our prosperity, regardless we are to “Go. 
            Some of us have not received this call “to go,” but have received a call to support those who respond to God’s call.  It is called Faith Promise Giving.  In prayer, we are to ask God to give us an amount, an amount He will provide, so we can provide the Church the money to support Missionaries. 
              Look to God!   Understand, to be in God’s Will, we must take an action by either “Go”-ing or by supporting those who do “Go.

(Acts 1:8)  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

            Be that witness  throughout the world. Put yourself in God’s Will.  It is our duty.                                                                          

Bro John R. E Chastain

No comments:

Post a Comment