Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Half Formed in the image of the Lord

I think I may say to every person whom I am addressing: if you are saved, the work is only half done until you are employed to bring others to Christ. You are but half-formed in the image of your Lord. You have not attained the full development of Christ's life in you unless you have begun in some feeble way to tell others of the grace of God. I trust that you will find no rest for your feet till you have been the means of leading many to that blessed Saviour who is your confidence and hope. His word is "Follow Me, not merely that you may be saved, not even that you may be sanctified;" but "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." Be following Christ with that intent and aim. Fear that you are not perfectly following Him unless in some degree He is making use of you to be fishers of men. The fact is, that every one of us must take to the business of man-catching. If Christ has caught us, we must catch others. If we have been apprehended of Him, we must be his constables, to apprehend rebels for Him. Let us ask Him to give us grace to go fishing... C.H. Spurgeon from "The Soul Winner".

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