The call is always out that we are born to serve the Lord but very few people are actually serving Him. Why is it like that? We shall consider some reasons why many people are not serving the Lord.
- Lack of salvation experience
- Lack of proper knowledge of God
- Lack of knowledge about the end of sinners
- Lack of knowledge about the reward of those who serve
- Lack of relevant experiences
- Lack of knowledge of relevant Bible passages
- Lack of transparent Christian living
- Lack of knowledge about the end of those who refuse to serve the Lord
Matthew 4: 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 11: 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Matthew 15: 14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.
2 Peter 3: 9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Ezekiel 18: 23 Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?
Romans 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Isa 3:11; Ezek 18:4; 1Cor 6:9-10; Gal 6:7-8; Rev 21:8
Daniel 12: 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
Exodus 23: 25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.
1 Corinthians 15: 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Luke 12: 47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.