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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Order of March

If you are a believer, your charge, my charge, is to share what we know about Christ to those in our sphere of influence.

There are a couple of caveats buried in there.  First is we share what we know, not what we do not know.  If in conversation you are asked about some aspect of Christ for which you do not have an answer, you actually do, it is, “I do not know, but I will find out and get back to you.”  John 9 is probably the greatest example of this in Scripture.
There is an order we are to follow in sharing our faith with others...
The second thing that is buried in there is that in order to know we have to be engaged with the Word of God.  I was reading this morning in Ezekiel 3:1 – 4 and was reminded of the right order of march.  God told Ezekiel to eat the scroll first then go share the words.  Jeremiah followed the same pattern in Jeremiah 15:16.  Ezra 7:10 tells us that Ezra followed the same pattern.  Christ followed the same pattern with His disciples in Mark 3:14.  We are to spend time with God in His Word before we speak to others.  It is from the overflow of our time with Him in His Word that we speak.

The idea here is not that this gives and excuse not to share; rather it is impetus to engage in the Word.  If we do not, I am not clear on what it is we would be sharing.

1 comment:

  1. Completely agree BUT regarding the last sentence...what about sharing how Christ has changed you, your life, etc. Especially for those that came to Christ later in life.