Laborers in the Marketplace (cont…)

The Broader Solution

It is time that the confessing followers of Jesus Christ engage in the battle against Satan, this evil world, and against our very own flesh. This war does not look like the most current computer generated game with guns, knives, and bombs. No it is spiritual warfare by nature that is not always seen with the naked eye. It is a war that no one single unregenerate soul can sense, and it manifests itself here on planet earth. This war involves more than just simple flesh and blood; it has to do with eternal souls. These souls belong to our co-workers, employees, students, teachers, administrators, and fellow business owners. All of us will one day give an account of our lives the God of the universe, do people in the marketplace know this reality? Can we afford to just coast through work without communicating the gospel to them daily? I heard it once said a long time ago at a church retreat that, “We should always preach the gospel to people, and if necessary use words.” Where I sympathize with the heart behind such a statement, I can’t help but find it in complete contradiction to word of God. I find a complete different message being preached by Paul in his letter to the Romans:

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” -Romans 10:14-15

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