In Jeremiah 20:9 we read, "Then I said, 'I will not mention Him, nor speak anymore in His name.' But His word was in my heart like burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back, and I could not."
When our Lord died on the cross, He provided a way of salvation for all mankind. However, people of the world will remain in darkness unless we who are Christians convey this message of the cross, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, to them.
God uses human beings to tell the message of salvation. As Paul wrote, "How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" (Romans 10:14).
The reason we have not evangelized the world effectively is because, unlike Jeremiah, we are willing to hold inside ourselves God's Word, the saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, we simply are willing to keep quiet!
We need to realize that:
*The world is lost.
*What the lost world needs is the saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
*We are the ones to proclaim the saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the lost world.
*We are also lost unless we proclaim the saving Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the lost world.
May the Lord help us to have a holy passion for lost souls, to proclaim His saving Gospel to every person we are able to reach, and may we never be willing to keep quiet!