Answering the Call: The Urgency of Our Christian Duty

Mark 13:34 For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

We are reminded of the responsibilities which have been entrusted unto us by our Lord. He has indeed given us authority to operate in the gifts and callings of our work here on earth. Unfortunately, too many Christians sit around and wait for a light from Heaven and a voice out of the clouds to move them to action, when we have already been commissioned by the Holy Scriptures.

God has given us everything we need to do His blessed will; let us not be found neglecting the work of our Lord when He comes in power and great glory. What gifts has our Lord bestowed upon you? What is the Spirit of God urging you to do for the cause of Christ? What is it that He has placed upon this writer’s heart to urge you with even more confirmation to do? Do it! Do not waste another moment!

The fields are already ripe unto harvest; our Lord is just looking for workers to go bring in the harvest now! It matters not at what season of your life you enter into the work of the Lord; what matters is that you do so without further hesitation. Every minute passing by is one minute closer to the end of the harvest, and what is done will be done.

May God help us to finish our course. May God help us to keep the faith. May God help us to win every soul which we could have won to Christ in our lifetime from this point on. We do not have time to waste. Our Lord expressed urgency in our text when in verse 33 He said, “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”

Do not assume that you have plenty of time simply because our Lord has not returned yet. The truth is, He could come at any moment! Are you doing your part in the work of the Lord? Again, our selected verse says, “…the Son of man…gave…to every man his work…” What is your work? Do you even know it? If not, what is hindering you from finding out? If you lack wisdom, ask God, and He will give it to you. Seek Him, and you shall find Him! Our prayer today should be, “Lord, what would thou have me to do?” Our actions then should follow when at once He reveals His will. Do something for God!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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