Text: Proverbs 24:11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter [NIV84]
The Big Idea: Do you consider yourself to be a “First Responder”?
The First Responder’s initial responsibility is to make sure the area is secure before entering into harm’s way. But they are urgently looking for ways to help. Some go in when there is still danger, e.g. a fire, but they are taking a calculated risk that will more than likely assure their safety as well as those they are trying to rescue….
Lifestyle worshipers, do you consider yourself to be a “First Responder”? If so, are you sensitive to your surroundings as you respond to those who are “staggering” to death? How urgently are you looking for ways to “help”?
Or maybe you do not consider yourself a first responder…. Any thoughts?
Scriptures to Renew Your Thoughts
— Jude 22, 23 (NIV84)
— Galatians 6:1-2 (NIV84)
— Acts 1:8 (NIV84)
Lord Jesus Christ, as You reduce me to Love, instill in me Your passion for the lost. Keep excuses and rationalizations far from me. For Your Name’s Sake, Amen.