Thursday, April 2, 2009

Whether It Is Right

Don't you find it strange that we live in a nation of freedom of speech, and people are always ready to use that to their advantage, when they have a voice about something or other. But yet, we as Christians are told, you can not talk about religion, or the bible or things like that at work. When in all actuality, we can. Why do we keep cowering down to those who live in darkness? Why do we just sit back and accept when people try to tell us what we can and can't do. There may be a rule that you can not discuss politics or religion at work maybe? I am not even sure that is true. As long as someone is talking with you and not at you, I can't see where you can be told what you can discuss on your lunch or your break times. I mean do we or do we not have freedom of speech? Who decides what is right and not right to talk about? People are bold about their obscene language at work, why can we not be bold about sharing our Lord and what He has done for us at work?

Acts 4 v 18-20.....So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said to them, "Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to GOD, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard."......

So whether it is right to discuss the wonderful things the LORD has done for you and to talk about the stories you read in the word of GOD, (which is still the number one best seller today and has always been) who is to say? When others are discussing their TV shows, or the movies they went to, or the books they are reading, why not chime in with the book you are reading, with one of the stories from there? What is stopping you from sharing the gospel with others? You have the same rights they have. I am not saying to go around preaching hell, and damnation to those you might think are heading that way, that is not your place. I am saying to share the good news, the love of Christ and what He has done for you with them. It is ok to talk with your co-workers about the LORD if they are willing to listen. The key word here being willing. Even the LORD says you have free will to decide. He never told us to force anything on anyone. He said to go out and teach and preach his good news to those who are willing to listen. He also said shake the dust from your feet when you go and they do not accept you. In other words don't just stop there, keep going. Keep spreading His word. Once you have planted a seed, don't keep pushing on that seed, all you are doing is pushing it further and further into unfertile soil, to where it may never be able to find its way to the surface to the light it needs to grow.

My whole point in this message today, is don't be so afraid to talk about what the LORD has done for you no matter where you are. If you have willing ears to hear, spread some good cheer for a change instead of grumblings about how bad your day has been. Share something exciting about what He has done for you. Don't go and get yourself fired from your job trying to preach at work, just go and share some of Christ's love with those you work with, and your workplace may become a more pleasant place to work in. AMEN!

RTB...Acts 4-6....

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