We all have a role in spreading the Gospel message until the day of Christ’s return. Yet many of us routinely fail to follow through on this commandment. We shy away from it; we forget about it. We procrastinate. We become so involved in our earthly concerns and priorities that we neglect the Kingdom of God.
As we make the Great Commission our top priority, we will discover that our concerns and excuses are taken care of: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Matthew 6:33).
Throughout history, God’s people have disappointed Him in His commissions. In the days of the Old Testament, God gave His children great victories and blessings to make Himself known to the world. Instead of sharing about God, His people became self-focused and kept the message to themselves. Even the prophet Jonah tried to run away from his responsibility to share God’s Word.
What will we do with the opportunities God has given us? Will we completely lose our focus and allow the Christian church to drift aimlessly? Will we obey the Great Commission and share the Gospel message while we still have the freedom to do so? Or will we allow ourselves to be silenced while countless souls are in danger of eternal hell?
Prayer: God, forgive me for getting caught up in the things of this world and not making the Great Commission my top priority. Help me to stay focused on what You’ve called me to do. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).
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