This Is The Day!
Four men were camping outside their city, quarantined from their families and the public. Their city was under siege by a brutal army. Thousands had died of starvation, times were desperate; these men had no job, no food, no hope. Within 24 hours they came into a windfall! They stuffed their pockets and hauled away and hid food, valuables, and money. Suddenly, all four stopped and looked at one another, engulfed with a feeling of guilt. They agreed together: “our city is being decimated with starvation and here we have found a limitless supply of food and valuables; we do not well: this day is a day of good tidings, and we have shared with no one.”
Many Christians are in this same predicament. They have found God’s forgiveness and the treasure of salvation in Christ. They have joyfully inhaled the nutritious and satisfying gourmet meals of His word- but, they’ve not gone to much effort to share the good news! Are you like this? Have you been feeding on the blessed teachings of your Pastor, Bible Study, BBN Radio, or BBN Bible Institute and have been enthused by your good fortune and have appreciated the windfall of Bible truths, but have kept the good news to yourself? Have you solicited others to join in on your party? Have you shared the Gospel (good news) of Christ that He came to forgive and deliver sinners from death and hell by His death and resurrection? Have you yet shared some of the precious truths you have learned lately with someone who is seeking or struggling?
You may be thinking: “I have learned much and have a desire to share with others what God has been teaching me, but I just don’t know how to go about sharing with others; I’m bashful, I’m not good with words...” We can’t get off the hook that easy. You and I must look beyond ourselves and see that people are hurting and that their lives and homes are in ruin; they need hope; they need the forgiveness, cleansing, and redemption that only Christ can give. We must push aside our uneasiness and our feelings of vulnerableness and tell them of Jesus. This day is a day of good tidings and if we keep the Good News to ourselves, we do not well!
BBNBI offers a helpful, practical course that can give you some guidance and confidence in being a better witness for Christ: 52400 Personal Evangelism by Sumner Wemp. Share the good news with someone today concerning Christ and that He is “the way, the truth, and the life” and tell someone about BBNBI where they can study God’s Word for themselves.