“And the lord said to the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.” Luke 14:23.
If the followers of Christ were awake to duty, there would be thousands where there is one today proclaiming the gospel in heathen lands. And all who could not personally engage in the work, would yet sustain it with their means, their sympathy, and their prayers. And there would be far more earnest labor for souls in Christian countries. –Steps to Christ, p. 81.
Through social relations, Christianity comes in contact with the world. Everyone who has received the divine illumination is to brighten the pathway of those who know not the Light of life…. Social power, sanctified by the grace of Christ, must be improved in winning souls to the Saviour. Let the world see that we are not selfishly absorbed in our own interests, but that we desire others to share our blessings and privileges. Let them see that our religion does not make us unsympathetic or exacting. Let all who profess to have found Christ, minister as He did for the benefit of men. –God’s Amazing Grace, p. 125.
Questions to think about:
Do we illuminate the path of the people with our personal example?
Could we be a large nation instead of a small one and how could this be achieved?
Do we want others to share our blessings?