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Ezekiel 3:10-11

10 And he said to me, “Son of man, listen carefully and take to heart all the words I speak to you. 11 Go now to your people in exile and speak to them. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says,’ whether they listen or fail to listen.”

Ezekiel 3:16-19

16 At the end of seven days the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.

I know how hard it can be to share the Gospel with others. I am an introvert. I have social anxieties and can be socially awkward. It is extremely hard for me to share my faith with unbelievers. That is one of the reasons I write this blog. I love to write and it is so much easier to share my faith with the world through this blog than it is face to face.

One of the biggest excuses for not sharing our faith is, “what if they don’t listen to me?” God tells us that we are to share the Gospel whether they listen or not. It is not up to us who we share with. We should not to choose who to share with simply because someone looks more receptive than someone else. That isn’t the way it works. God tells us to share the Good News of Jesus in obedience to Him and leave the outcome to Him.

There is an urgency in sharing the Good News in these days of chaos and evil. If we know the Truth of Jesus and we keep it to ourselves, then we are responsible for the sin of our brothers and sisters. If we do not warn them of their sin and point them to Jesus, then we will be as guilty as they are. They may not listen. That is their choice. At least you will have obeyed the voice of the Father and warned them of their sinful ways.

It is never up to us who we share our faith with. God wishes that NONE should perish (2 Peter 3:9). We have a responsibility to share the Gospel with those in our sphere of influence who do not have a personal relationship with Christ. This is our God given purpose.

Challenge: Share the Good News of Jesus with one person each day. Share what God lays on your heart. Even if your shaking in your shoes, God will bless your obedience and maybe because of your obedience a life will be saved.

 

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