WORK FOR YOURSELVES AND FOR OTHERS
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good that publishes salvation; that said to Zion, Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7.
As you see the peril and misery of the world under the working of Satan, do not exhaust your God-given energies in idle lamentations, but go to work for yourselves and for others. Awake, and feel a burden for those who are perishing. If they are not won to Christ they will lose an eternity of bliss. Think of what it is possible for them to gain. The soul that God has created and Christ has redeemed is of great value because of the possibilities before it, the spiritual advantages that have been granted it, the capabilities it may possess if vitalized by the word of God, and the immortality which through the Life-giver it may obtain if obedient. One soul is of more value to heaven than a whole world of property, houses, lands, money. For the conversion of one soul we should tax our resources to the utmost. One soul won to Christ will flash heaven’s light all around him, penetrating the moral darkness and saving other souls. –Testimony Treasures, vol. 2, p. 375.
Questions to think about:
Do I worry and pray, am I awake and feel the burden for the perishing ones I know?
Do we prayerfully use any opportunities to help each soul around us to understand and follow the way of righteousness and salvation by the power of the Holy Spirit?
Have I used my resources to the utmost to help and save perishing souls?
If we do not care for the salvation of others, how can God help us? Do we need to be as Christ is?