June 2, 2021
Yes, it matters. The responsibility to live for Jesus and to share Jesus with others is an assignment to all of us and to each of us, not just to some of us.
It is a matter of personal discipleship that is true for all followers of Jesus. Luke 14:27-35 speaks of the cost of true discipleship. This passage tells us that a committed disciple of Jesus will be completely devoted to Him in all areas of life.
Luke 14:27 states, “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.“ Verse 33 reads, “So likewise, whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple.” This scripture passage describes multiple ways a disciple is to be fully devoted, but it ends in verses 34 and 35 with words about our witness to the world. “Salt is good; but if the salt has lost its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but men throw it out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”
Salt preserves, flavors, and heals; likewise, we are called to preserve truth and to have a zest about our lives that heals this sick world. All of us. Each of us.
In our own way and opportunity, each of us is called, ordained, and equipped to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In fact, if you are a Christian, evangelism is supposed to be a lifestyle. Pastor Adrian Rogers taught, “God has called you to witness. A Christian who is not witnessing is not merely missing a blessing; he is guilty of high treason against Heaven’s King. If you are not witnessing, you are disobeying God.”