Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Where there is no vision, the people perish

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he (Proverbs 29:18)

Lack of vision often results in loss of life. We see this illustrated in many ways in God’s creation. Some may prefer to call it instinct, but God has placed within the many species of His creation an instinct or vision to preserve their lives. We see it in the birds, as they begin their migration into warmer climates. Some God given instincts warn them to fly south, and if they do not do so, they could perish.

In the realm of the spiritual, we need a vision of what it means to be lost and without Christ in the world. We need to see lost sinners as those for whom Christ died. And we also need to see the power of God onto salvation to everyone that believes – that is, the power of God to save everyone who would believe in Christ’s sacrificial death on the Cross, and we need to let that vision motivate us to share the Good news of salvation that they might believe and be saved. God has made us His witnesses, and we have an awesome responsibility to tell people about the saving grace of Jesus Christ.

Prayer: Lord, give us vision, lest we perish.

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