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Today I’d like to share a powerful thought I once heard a preacher utter:
Endeavor to be a nobody
Who is busy telling everybody
Who can save anybody!
Isn’t that great? Let’s elaborate on it in sections:
1. ENDEAVOR TO BE A NOBODY.
Although the world tells you to achieve greatness for yourself by earthly standards of power and wealth, don’t be deceived. Humility is, and has always been, the way to the top (cf. James 4:10). Our goal is to let our lights shine so that others see our good works and glorify God–not us (cf. Matt. 5:16). We need to be conformed to Jesus’ image of selflessness (cf. Rom. 8:29; Phil. 2:7-9). It’s okay to be a “nobody”–for God!
2. ENDEAVOR TO BE A NOBODY WHO IS BUSY TELLING EVERYBODY.
In addition to being humble, Christians must be diligent workers. And what is our work? We must be busy working for our Master on the all-important mission He has given us. Namely, we need to be busy telling the good news to “everybody” (not just to those who are just like us). What good news are we to share?
3. ENDEAVOR TO BE A NOBODY WHO IS BUSY TELLING EVERYBODY ABOUT SOMEBODY.
The good news isn’t about just anybody. It pertains to “Somebody”–a very special Somebody–Jesus Christ! We are instructed to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved, but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15,16). We need to tell everyone about the Lord! Everyone needs to hear the saving gospel message so that they can obey it before it is everlastingly too late. It is possible to tell people all sorts of good things that will help them in life. However, we must tell them about Jesus if we desire to fulfill God’s will!
4. ENDEAVOR TO BE A NOBODY WHO IS BUSY TELLING EVERYBODY ABOUT SOMEBODY WHO CAN SAVE ANYBODY.
Although some think they are so wicked that they are beyond God’s saving grace, such is simply not true. Jesus’ blood is powerful enough to forgive any sin that man is able to repent of! If Jesus can save Saul of Tarsus (the self-proclaimed chief of sinners and extreme persecutor of the Lord’s church – cf. I Tim. 1:15; Acts 26:10,11), then Jesus can save anyone who knows God and is willing to “obey the gospel” (II Thess. 1:8,9).
Dear friends, let’s make sure that we’re nobodies busy telling everybody about Somebody who can save anybody–what a wonderful mission!