“Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24.
Human beings have no right to think that there is a limit to the efforts that they are to make to represent the goodness and love of God in the work of saving souls. Did Christ ever become weary in His work of soul-saving? Did He ever draw back from self-denial and sacrifice? When church members bring into their lives the self-denial that Christ brought into His life, when they put forth the continuous, persevering efforts that He put forth, they will have no time and no inclination to weave into their experience the false threads that would spoil the pattern….We are to watch, and work, and pray, never letting self obtain the mastery. We are to be ready, through watchfulness and prayer, to spring into action in obedience to the Master’s command. Wherever we see work waiting to be done, we are to take it up and do it, constantly looking unto Jesus…. –The Upward Look, p. 24.
Questions to think about:
What is the requirement to be followers of Christ?
How we present the goodness and love of the Father in the work of salvation?
If we see work, which has to be done, does someone have to invite us to do it?