Let the Dead Bury the Dead
Jesus said to a young man in Luke 9:60, “Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.”
Many people cannot understand why Jesus was so urgent with that young man, but imagine that you are the best doctor in the whole country, and there is a deadly plague sweeping through. You’re the one who knows how to cure the disease. You are rushing to the hospital to save hundreds of patients who are on their deathbeds when someone on the side of the road calls out, “Hey, you. Come over here and help us bury these dead bodies.” You would reply, “I’m sorry. I cannot help you. I’m too busy saving lives to bury bodies.
My friend, we have the most critical of all mandates. All around us people are perishing by the millions. We have the answer for the plague of sin and death. “Dear children,” John said, “this is the last hour” (1 John 2:18, NIV). The need could not be more urgent, and the time could not be more appropriate. There are a lot of good causes that need someone’s attention, but none are more important than the call to win the lost. We are not called to bury the dead—we are called to raise the dead! So you go and preach the Gospel!
This is Daniel Kolenda
encouraging you to live before you die.
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