“The faithful preaching of the Holy Word of God is the primary means through which the Lord saves lost sinners and edifies saints in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

        “I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, Who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: Preach the word!  Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching” (II Tim.4:1,2).

        “Moreover, it is required in stewards that one be found faithful” (I Cor.4:2).

        And unknown author wrote the following words of wisdom that we all would do well to take heed for our day and age:

            “In all our witness for God, faithfulness is the one great requisite.  It is not required in stewards that they be successful, but it is required that they be faithful.  We are not commissioned to accomplish certain things, be we are commanded to be faithful in our testimony.  God did not commission us to ‘save souls,’ but to ‘preach the Word.’  Saving souls is His prerogative; preaching the Word is our privilege.  If men will not hear the Word, if they will not receive it, we are not told to seek for something else which they will hear and receive.  Paul says: ‘The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine,’ but we are not told to find something else that they will endure, but just to continue to ‘preach the Word.’

          People today look for ‘results’ and unless we are able to show some, or present some report of our accomplishments, our work is considered to be a failure.  But we have nothing whatsoever to do with results.  What we have to do with is our faithfulness.  Results are God’s responsibility, but for our faithfulness we are responsible.  Are we working for ourselves or for the Lord?  If we are working for the Lord, is it not for Him to decide what His purposes are?  Is it not for Him to decide what the results are to be?”

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