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This morning I am wondering why I write these things. Few read them, less care, most are irritated that I would point a finger so often and intently at sin. Then I have relationships in my life to deal with. There are many who do not subscribe to the harsh elements of the Lord’s teachings. They would desire that the Lord simply save all mankind, regardless each man’s standing with sin or holiness. It’s a puzzle to me why I continue to write.
One reason to write is that there are very few who will take a serious and active stand against the wickedness of man. I would guess there are many reasons for that; shame, fear, unbelief, ignorance, and even a hatred for what is good. So I write to fill the gap that they leave.
Another reason I write all these things is because they are true. God has spoken all that man needs to know to be saved. There are blessings to be had for those who listen to His warnings and obey. And there are promises for those who remain in wickedness, unbelief, and hatred. I will face Him soon enough, as will all men, and I don’t want to say, “I didn’t because . . .”
I write these things because of Elijah, Moses, Enoch, Gideon, Chuck Swindoll, Herman Wilson, Peter, Luke, Matthew, and the list can go on for a very long time. They gave their lives, reputation, and earthly places for the Gospel. Surely they pondered why they would risk everything for the sake of a message that few would hear, let alone respond favorably.
In the end, I write because the Lord Jesus is worthy of these words! I do not write for me. I write for the sake of my Lord, commander, and God. May He bless the words with fruit as He sees fit. In the mean time, I write.