“Worry of man is a harmful entice, however to belief in God means security” Proverbs 29:25
One of many delegates attending a lay institute for evangelism protested that he was not going to exit into the group to share his religion, one thing he had by no means performed earlier than. I assured him that he was not required to go; it was merely an elective project. However I defined that if he would go alongside and observe a extra mature witnessing Christian, he would study one thing and would really feel larger freedom sooner or later to witness on his personal. Once more he expressed his concern, however he did go, and God marvelously used him and his witnessing associate to introduce two individuals to Christ. He got here dwelling completely radiant, joyful, overflowing with thanksgiving and reward to God. He got here to me instantly to say, “I’m so glad that I went. I’d have missed one of many biggest blessings of my life had I not gone. Thanks a lot for encouraging me to go.”
The primary barrier to witnessing within the Christian life is the concern of man. Consider the contradiction. It by no means happens to the typical Christian that to not witness is to disobey God, and the results may be devastating to his non secular life. Due to this fact the typical Christian dangers offending God for the concern of offending man.
It’s fascinating that there are 365 “concern nots” within the Bible – one for daily of the yr. And but there may be one concern specifically that thwarts efficient witnessing for Christ greater than every other – the concern of man.
It will not be a distorted image to check hundreds – and even hundreds of thousands – of believers caught in that harmful entice referred to by the psalmist. And what a lethal snare! Martin Luther, years in the past, discovered an answer to this lethal enemy:
And although this world with devils stuffed,
Ought to threaten to undo us,
We is not going to concern for God has willed
His fact to triumph by means of us
The prince of darkness grim –
We tremble not for him;
His rage we will endure,
For lo! his doom is certain,
One little phrase shall fell him.
Our belief have to be in God whose indwelling Holy Spirit helps us not solely to belief Him, but additionally to share the gospel with others.
Bible Studying: Proverbs 29:19-24
TODAY – With God’s assist, I’ll share His love and forgiveness with others with the boldness that having referred to as me to be His witness, He’ll allow me and can put together the hearts of these to whom I’m going.
By Dr. Bill Bright
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