The latest estimates are that the world’s population is approximately 7.8 billion. That is 7.8 billion souls who face the ultimate reality of sin and its consequences (Rom. 3:23; 6:23). 7 billion souls who will one day face the Lord in judgment (Heb. 9:27); 7 billion souls who are precious in the sight of God (2 Pet. 3:9) and stand in need of the soul-saving message of the gospel.
What are you doing to reach them?
Romans chapter 10 teaches us that God’s plan of salvation is not difficult. God does not require the impossible of us; He requires only obedience (Rom. 10:1-13). But, a soul cannot obey that of which he has no knowledge. Therefore, Romans 10:14-15 says,
How then shall they call on him in who they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things?
Look at your feet. Are they beautiful?
Jesus said, Do you not say, there are still four months and then comes the harvest? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest (John 4:35).
The work is there. The potential is there. The opportunity is there. Our Lord’s desire is for every Christian to be about the business of soul winning.
What is your business?
To be sure, the call for laborers rings loud and true today, just as it did in first century. Indeed, the fields are white. Are you ready to harvest?