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Get out of the tree… and away from the keyboard

Posted by on May 8, 2010 in blog links, discipleship | Comments Off

Dave Black (Friday, May 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm) issued this challenge to students. I think it would be helpful for more to read:

Jesus is not looking for spectators but participants. Don’t be an onlooker when it comes to the Great Commission. Don’t be up a tree when you could be down in the crowds serving Jesus. Frankly, I’m tired of bloggers and others who do nothing but criticize and pontificate. Secure in the cyber-trees, they never come down and do anything for the Cause of Christ. Their job is to look, observe, criticize, and do everything they can to maintain their status as bibliobloggers. They are onlookers, period. What a waste. As long as Jesus’ work is unfinished, ours is too. He said to His disciples, “You must be My witnesses.” It was that truth that changed the life of Hudson Taylor. It was that truth that changed my life. There is an unfinished work of Christ. Blogging can assist that work but it can never replace it. It is a scandal for us to talk about the battle when we refuse to enlist in the army.

When God calls us, we had better come down from the tree.

By the way, if you are a child of God, then he has called you. Who are you serving today? Who are you discipling today? To whom are you being a witness today? (These are rhetorical questions, meaning I don’t expect anyone to answer them hear. But, I think we should all answer them for ourselves.)