I read about a vessel discovered over a century ago among the icebergs of the Arctic ocean.
In it was the captain, frozen as he was making his last entry in the log-book.
The crew were also discovered—some in their hammocks and some in the cabin—all frozen to death.
The last date in the log-book showed that for thirteen years that vessel had been moving among the icebergs-
– “a drifting sepulcher manned by a frozen crew.”
There are some churches in a similar condition.
They have an outward form of godliness but are frozen in that-
– while they have the outward trappings of religion, they are out of touch with God and reality.
Jesus said: “For many are called, but few are chosen.”Matthew 22:14.
That is, many are called by God but few prove themselves to be chosen ones.
That is, only a small percentage of confessing Christians do anything tangible about God’s call to follow and serve him.
Many are cold and a few are frozen!
While millions of people around the world desperately need the gospel-
– most of us who call ourselves Christian give little for or do anything much about it.
Nor do we give much to help in that less than three percent of Christians tithe of their income for God’s work.
And even then the average church spends 95 percent of its income on itself.
Our doctrine is sound-
– sound asleep.”
In the last few years we have seen a great increase in some of the worst kind of violence and terrorism worldwide committed by radical Muslims, all in the name of Allah.
The only answer to combat evil is the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.
More importantly, let us heed God’s Word that says:
“‘Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.’
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”Ephesians 5:14-16.
“Dear God, please use me to be a shining light in the world’s darkness and do what I can to help spread your gospel message around the world. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus’ name, Amen.”