How likely are you to share the gospel with a person you know to be without Christ? Do you normally share with them their need for Christ or do you keep silent, unwilling to put your reputation on the line by speaking up? Martin Luther King Jr. captured the essence of our silence in just a few words. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.”
--The Week, October 1, 2010, p. 25
The claims of Christ call us to neglect silence. Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
2 Timothy 4:2 (NIV) Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage--with great patience and careful instruction.