When I was a teenager, our family adopted a little dog someone had dumped on our country road. One morning we offered him leftover biscuits. He took one look, scooped them in his mouth, walked around the house, dug a hole, and promptly buried the food. Even though those biscuits were great, I’m not sure they were ever retrieved.
I wonder how often we read God’s word, or listen to a good sermon, and do nothing more than bury the truths? Growth as Christians won’t come unless we apply and digest what we learn. James warns us not to be only hearers and not doers. We aren’t saved to only sit in church services; we are saved to carry God’s truth to a lost and hurting world.
When we feast on God’s truth, we are given the opportunity to feed others. We are blessed to be a blessing. What is given is to be shared with others. Jesus suffered, died, was buried, and rose again to give us new life. For those of us who have received the salvation of Jesus Christ, let’s make sure we share the truth that couldn’t be buried – the beautiful, amazing, blessings of God’s grace!
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20, NASB).
If you are blessed with salvation, share the good news with others!