Sometimes I have to be challenged. Jesus does it all the time.
This quote from Oswald Chambers hit me right between the eyes. I am responsible to GOD for other people coming to His Son Jesus. There is no plan B. GOD is counting on me.
“Has it ever dawned on you that you are responsible spiritually to God for other people?” ~~Oswald Chambers
God’s goal for me to accept responsibility. Jesus has sent us out to the world to disciple them in the way of God. It is my responsibility to instruct them. The good news is that Jesus is with us.
“God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
Here are the key ideas:
- God is depending us to do his will.
- God’s goal is for us to be responsible and to instruct others.
- Jesus has challenged us.
- The good news is that Jesus is with us.