Thursday, June 19, 2008

Why Missions?

There are, of course, many compelling reasons to be and go "on mission," but what is the most compelling reason? Is it our love for the lost, our joy in evangelism, the opportunity to help others? All of those are wonderful reasons, however, it is important to keep in mind that the primary reasonas is the fact that Christ has commanded us to go. God is glorified in our obedience and in the salvation of sinners.

The love for the lost may wane if a rebellious enemy of the cross spits at your message. Working to help others who seem not to appreciate your help might erase some of your joy in helping. Evangelism may even lose it's joy if the harvest is not plentiful. However, if we keep in mind that God is glorified as we go and that God has commanded, then we have our minds focused on that which will never let us down. God alone is worthy of our glory, and as the object of our love, we will never be disappointed if we will but look to honor him above all else.
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