Often, I look around and the words of Solomon come to mind: “There’s nothing new under the sun.” Today things are so bizarre, sometimes it’s hard to believe Solomon’s statement can be true - but it is. The deeper we look into biblical history, we not only find they shared many of the same ills as our society, but in some instances, they were worse. Perhaps it would be better understood to think in terms of: same content in a different wrapper.
What does this all mean to us? The answer is simple. The same gospel that converted many in days past, will do the same in ours. Despite the frustrations of Christians today as we watch society walk further and further away from God, we must keep in mind there are still those who are looking to find the cross, even as daily they walk in darkness. What this all means to us is, we cannot allow ourselves to be sidetracked by anything which will pull us away from our purpose.
To remain effective for the Kingdom, we must utilize the 3P’s. The first “P” is Praying that God will put someone in our path who is looking for the cross. The second “P”: Be Prepared for this encounter through study, and a bold willingness to share the word of God with any and everyone. Finally, the last ”P”: Praise him for using you as a vessel and tool in his hand. Living the 3P’s will keep us from being barren, and unfruitful in the work of the master.