I Corinthians 15:34 "Awake to righteousness and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame."
One of our missionaries that our church supports was with us this past Sunday afternoon and he preached a message on this thought. God really spoke to me about this thing of being a witness to everyone I come in contact with either by word or by giving a tract to them.
I think you would all agree that we all come in contact with people every time we are out and about that do not know God and need to hear about Him. We come in contact with them at work, at the store, at family gatherings, and etc. I have one question that I'd like to ask. Are you doing all you can to try to help people come to know the Lord? I asked myself this question and my answer would have to be "no".
It is our responsibility to share with others what God can do for them. I don't know about you...but someone took the time to stop and tell me. When we come in contact with others that do not know God in the free pardon of sin then it is to our shame if we don't take time to tell them. Isn't that what the verse is saying? "...for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame." God is the One telling this to us through the writer Paul.
Shame on us for not doing more!!!
Maybe you are telling others...shame on you for not telling more people than you are. Don't get me wrong. I'm just as guilty as you are. We can all tell more people than we are.
If you're telling every person you come in contact with then God bless you. But I would venture to say that we can all tell more people than we are.
The Bible says in Matthew 28:19-20 "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:..." We are commanded to tell others of Jesus and His love.
So how about it...don't you agree that we all need to get a greater burden for the lost and undone of this world and not give God reason to look on us with shame? I know I need a greater burden and I need to get busy doing more to share the gospel with every person I meet...or at least try to. How about you?