Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (20th July, 2015)

Posted: July 20, 2015 in Advice, Bible, Bible Commentary, Christianity, Devotional, Inspirational, Leadership, Quiet Time, Religion, Training, Verse, Words Of Wisdom

July 20, 2015

CRIME

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Ezekiel 3:18-21

And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

Matthew 7:3

A little consideration on the part of Christians will show us that our lack of missionary zeal and our disobedience to the Great Commission leaves poor nations at the mercy of other religions.

Today, false religions are taking root in poor African countries. Places that were traditionally Christian are changing into a mixture of Islam and Christianity. Regions that were Islamic are becoming radicalized and giving rise to terrorists. Perhaps we are greater murderers. Perhaps we have blood on our hands because we failed to reach many with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Scripture (Ezekiel 3:18) tells us that we will have to account for the blood of sinners we failed to warn. The church today is busy enjoying itself in “round about” activities that make no advance into enemy territory. Security, safety, more shelter and more personal well-being are the hallmarks of Christianity today. Where are the missionaries? Where are the radicalized Christians who are ready to stand up and be counted?

Mature Christians rarely have anything to say about another brother’s difficulties. When you hear of scandals and problems you bow your head in fear and trembling knowing that the beam is there. Our approach to God is only made possible by the blood of Jesus. If we say we have no sin we are living in the highest kind of deception.

“IF WE SAY THAT WE HAVE NO SIN, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1 John 1:8).

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