KEY VERSE: ”And when it was day, he departed and went into a desert place: and the people sought him, and came unto him, and stayed him, that he should not depart from them” (LUKE 4:42).
Moses’ and Apostle Peter’s statement that one thousand years in God’s sight is as momentary as a day (Psalm 90:4; 2 Peter 3:could hardly be understood by the finite mind. For how can a man who would not live up to one thousand years in his mortal state appreciate what a millennium is? Examining a typical day in the life of our Lord, Jesus Christ, during His earthly ministry would aid us to grasp, as it were, the concept of a thousand years as a day. Our Lord was always on the move, from one point to another, ministering to the needs of the people. In only twelve verses, He is seen teaching, preaching, healing and delivering the tormented. In that sense, our limited sense of comprehension would be able to capture the enormity of the earthly work of the Messiah: He packs a thousand and one activities unto one day.
The Lord wants us to work tirelessly as He did, taking maximum advantage of the twenty-four hours God has given to us. We have the Holy Spirit to empower and teach us as we preach to the sinners. God has also provided us with massive Christian literature along with electronic materials. Above all, we are armed with the Holy Bible. When we have, by the grace of God, done our part of the work – soul-winning, visitation and follow- up – we should not rest on our oars. Like Jesus, we must declare: “I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also: for therefore am I sent” (verse 43). This way, we shall be heeding the commandment: “Occupy till I come”.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Soul-winning is the duty no true believer retires from.