1Thessalonians 2:4, “But as we have been approved by God to be
entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men, but God who
tests our hearts.”
Paul the Apostle not only told
the church in Thessalonica that they were entrusted with the gospel but so too
are we who believe! As believers we’ve been called to share the Good News; to get
the gospel out into the world. God entrusted not the angels in Heaven but His
servants on earth to deliver the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Jesus said in Matthew 28:19, “Go
therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of
the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” “Go” meaning “as you are
going.” As you go to the big box store, as you to the grocery store, as you go
to the post office, as you go to work, or as you go to school…wherever you are
going, share the gospel!
Now some might be called
evangelists, but every believer is called to do the work of an evangelist! Paul
the Apostle once wrote to his young protégé Timothy, “according to the glorious
gospel of the blessed God which was committed to my trust” (1st Timothy 1:11).
Paul would again write in 1st Thessalonians 2:4, “But as we have been approved
by God to be entrusted with the gospel, even so we speak, not as pleasing men,
but God who tests our hearts” emphasizing this sacred trust of the gospel.
Christian – be faithful to share
the gospel that has been entrusted to you even if you don’t see people coming
to Christ. How many converts did Jeremiah have? And what about Noah? He was a
preacher of righteousness (2nd Peter 2:5) and he didn’t see anyone turn from
sin and come to faith in God. After all those years of preaching and still no
one really believed. But here’s what we need to remember – Noah was still
faithful in what God had called him to do!
Be a faithful follower of Jesus
Christ! Be faithful in what God has called you to do. Be faithful to share the
gospel. Be faithful as a witness of Christ as you go about your day. Be
faithful in your call as a husband or wife. Be faithful to pray for your
children and teach them the Word of God.
Christian – you may never see the
results of your faithfulness, but God does! You might never see the fruit but
God does. So simply keep sharing, be faithful, and leave the results up to Him!