“But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear to myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.” Acts 20:24.
The work given us is a great and important one, and in it are needed wise, unselfish men, men who understand what it means to give themselves to unselfish effort to save souls. But there is no need for the service of men who are lukewarm, for such men Christ cannot use. Men and women are needed whose hearts are touched with human sufferings and whose lives give evidence that they are receiving and imparting light and life and grace.
The people of God are to come close to Christ in self-denial and sacrifice, their one aim being to give the message of mercy to all the world. Some will work in one way and some in another, as the Lord shall call and lead them. But they are all to strive together, seeking to make the work a perfect whole. With pen and voice, they are to labor for Him. The printed word of truth is to be translated into different languages and carried to the ends of the earth. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 3, p. 294.
Questions to think about:
What kind of ministers are not fit to work in God’s field?
Do we invest selflessness and sacrifice in our work?
Is it compulsory for the workers in God’s field to work as a team and in harmony?