The Bible has been under attack since the day it was first read aloud to crowds of people in the marketplaces of Jerusalem. Much like today’s society, there were people there who found God’s Words to be “offensive” to them and therefore the people spreading this Word should be stoned to death.
Funny how very little has changed in over 2,000 years. I make it a habit of asking people, “Where do you most feel comfortable sharing God’s Word with others?” and the answer that I most commonly get is “In church.”
This is like trying to convince a librarian that reading books is a good thing and will enrich your life. The librarian already knows this. Sharing God’s Word with other people in church is like “preaching to the choir.”
God wants us to share His Word with the people who need it the most – the people who either have never heard it, or those who think and feel that they would never believe in it.
God has made it clear – it simply does not matter who tries to make the Bible go away – the Bible will live forever. In fact God tells us that even when the Earth is gone, the Bible will still be going strong.
Why is that? Well because the Bible is one of the main ways that God speaks to us today. Open the Bible to any page on any given day and you will find truth that will be useful in your life that very moment. Therefore, we as Christians need to be doing our utmost to take this precious Word of God and take it to as many people as we possibly can. This means that we will be expected to get out of our comfort zones and talk with people who and very much not like us. But is this not exactly what Jesus modeled for us?
How often were His Disciples and the Pharisees getting upset that Jesus was eating and speaking with prostitutes, tax collectors, and adulterers? Jesus was not talking with these people because He loved their professions – no sir. He was talking to them because they were exactly the type of people that needed God’s Word the most. We are called to do the same.
Part of the Christian’s judgment will be a conversation with Jesus and He will ask each and every one of us, “What did you do with what I gave you while you were alive on Earth?” Many people will immediately think that Jesus is talking about the money and “things” He gave us, but in truth, Jesus will be looking for us to tell Him how overjoyed we are that we could speak to prisoners, atheists, killers, thieves, and the like and share His Word with them in the hopes that they would turn away from their sins and give their lives to Him. Then He will look at us and say, “Well done good and faithful servant.”
You do not need to be a Pastor to share God’s Word with anyone. You just need to boldly use your faith and step out in that faith and talk with them. After all, what is the worst that can happen? They can tell you that they do not want to hear it, sure. Or maybe, just maybe, this might be the time they hear, understand, and give their lives to Christ.
Let me ask you this – who is going to be in Heaven because of something YOU said to them? If your answer is “no one” then it is time to trust in Jesus and get out there and spread the good news!
It is my prayer for you that you will not be ashamed to share God’s saving Word with any person who needs it, no matter what they look like, smell like, or act like. It is the downtrodden of the world whom we need to be seeking out.
Father, may your bold strength be with us as we go out into the world and begin talking to as many people as we can about your awesome “Good News that shall be for all people.” Let us not be fearful or ashamed to share your Word with others. Help us to be in the path of those who need You the most and then fill us with the Spirit who will allow us to say what we need to say. We all want to hear You call us “Good and faith servants” and not have to look You in the eye and say, “I never told a single soul about Your Word. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!!!!
With great love,
Pastor Brad Komgenick
God’s Light Christian Ministries