Here is part of what I read this morning…Wow!
What a great responsibility God has laid upon us preachers of His gospel and teachers of His Word. In that future day when Godâ€™s wrath is poured out, how are we going to answer? How am I going to answer? I fear there is much we are doing in the name of the Christian church that is wood, hay and stubble destined to be burned up in Godâ€™s refining fire. A day is coming when I and my fellow ministers must give account of our stewardship:
What kind of a gospel did we preach?
Did we make it plain that men and women who are apart from Christ Jesus are lost?
Did we counsel them to repent and believe?
Did we tell them of the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit?
Did we warn them of the wrath of the Lambâ€”the crucified, resurrected, outraged Lamb of God?
With that kind of accounting yet to come, the question John hears from the human objects of Godâ€™s wrath is especially significant: â€œWho shall be able to stand?â€ (Revelation 6:17). Who indeed?
Lord, how am I going to answer?
A. W. Tozer, Tozer on Christian Leadership : A 366-day Devotional (Camp Hill, PA.: WingSpread, 2001).