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"The Lord our God is one Lord: And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength..."
A Word From The Pastor:
“Master, the Jews of late seek to stone thee, and thou go again? …
Jesus answered… If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not,
because of the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night,
he stumbles, because there is no light in him ”
Here's a thought to consider...
This short two verse parable is found buried in the events of Lazarus death and resurrection. Jesus receives word that Lazarus was sick unto death, and he was going to return to Judah to see him. The disciples questioned him about the wisdom in returning to the area where people wanted to kill him.
Jesus responded with this short parable. When we read the parable we automatically assume we know what he is going to say; during the night people will trip due to no light. But, notice the distinct difference in the phrases “light of the world” and “light in him”. Jesus was referencing that the people wanted to kill him, because there was no light in them.
So often we act surprised or dumbfounded when ungodly people have no tolerance for godly people. Sinners are going to sin and wicked people are going to do wicked things. If we (like the disciples) are willing to choose to stay away from ungodly people, how then will they ever become one of the godly?
Remember the familiar verse that the Apostle Paul wrote about proclaiming the gospel:
“How shall they believe in whom they have not heard? ” Romans 10:14
This month take a fresh perspective of your evangelistic efforts. What are some of your self-imposed limitation in proclaiming the gospel? What fields of ministry or areas of evangelism that you are avoiding? Take an honest look at your witnessing efforts, and remove those shackles. Make a conscious decision to untie your hands, and allow the Lord to use you in new ways.
- OLMBC, July 2016