From the beginning, it has been true that Christians are obligated to work (an evident demonstration of genuine faith), for that is according to the principles of God. The warning of Paul that we find at 1 Timothy 4:16 was packed with meaning for the holy ones in early Christianity. However, today the times that we live in are more perilous, the days are more wicked.
There stood a mighty Prophet; there was the predicted character of the Lord’s Servant; there was a peerless One. The good news proclaimed by John the Baptist was true. The Christ had indeed come.
May we not pause here to consider what this means with reference to our methods of work for Christ?
“For the sharing of the message of Christ to be effective, the wise walk must be accompanied with flavorful talk. The believer’s talk is to be gracious, rather than gruff, and charming, rather than coarse.” – Max Anders
“A Christian should not attempt to ram the truth down someone’s throat or to speak patronizingly or critically to them.” – David Walls and Max Anders
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“STOP,” came the warning from the apostle Paul. Stop what? “Stop being conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind.’ (Rom. 12:2) Paul wrote those words to the first-century Christians. Why did he find it necessary to give such strong warnings to men and women who were committed, devoted, dedicated to God and anointed with the Holy Spirit?
I do all things for the sake of the gospel, so that I may become a fellow partaker of it. – 1 Cor. 9:23. NASB Everything