I never shrank back from telling you what you needed to hear, either publicly or in your homes.
Even though we are to do the Lord’s work humbly, we are the stand upon the truth of the Word of God boldly.
We are not to shrink away from sharing the truth, whether in public or in private. As in Phillipians 1:14, we should gain confidence and boldly speak God’s message without fear. And 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that God has not given us a spirit of fear an timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
There are hurting people and lost souls in need of this gospel message – in need of healing and deliverance in their lives. The harvest is great, but the workers are few. Shrinking back from sharing the very thing that can change their lives is not only foolish, but it is not loving them. We are to love our brother and keep watch and warn him of danger. If he refuses to listen, at least a seed of love and truth should be planted. It is our job to sow the seeds.
Are you sowing seeds?
Both publicly in the midst of a lost world –
And privately within a close group of believers seeking to encourage each other and hold each other accountable?
Don’t shrink back. There is much work yet to be done.
But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.