Friday, June 6, 2014

Four Simple Words - Told

John 4:28-29 (KJV) - "The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men, Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?" (emphasis mine)

We are discussing that we often find it hard to share with others about Jesus Christ. We find in John 4 the account of a sinful woman meeting the Savior - the Messiah - and how He changed her life. By changing her life, she found it impossible to not share Jesus with others.

We are looking at four words - come, see, went and tell. We mused over the word "come." We discovered that the woman wasn't just saying that they needed to go and see Jesus - she was urging them to come with her. The word is used in the imperative form - she is really giving a command - "Come with me, now!" And in with this command was another - see - experience - find what I have found. And we pondered the word "went" - we are not to sit, soak, and sour - God wants us to go, grow and glow for Him.

We now will take time to consider the final word in this study - "saith" or told. This is from the Greek word légō (no, not the toy plastic blocks) - and it means to tell, to teach, to exhort. Jesus mission on earth was "For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10). Our mission is set forth in Matthew 28:18-20 (Phillips) - "But Jesus came and spoke these words to them, 'All power in Heaven and on earth has been given to me. You, then, are to go and make disciples of all the nations and baptise them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to observe all that I have commanded you and, remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.'”

We can't do this sitting in our pews - it demands that we are on the pathways of life sharing the experience that we have had with Jesus Christ.

A final thought to this set of musings - ask yourself today (search your inner self carefully) - "Do I have an experience with the risen Christ that  excites me to tell others about it?" What is your answer? If you do have this experience, why am we not sharing? If you must answer truthfully, No, then today is the day to establish your relationship with the King of Glory, the Savior - Jesus Christ.

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