What Concerns You Most?

“I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will warn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him who after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you fear him.”
Luke 12.4-5

This passage, along with several more, stir our thinking toward what is most important to us versus what is important to God. It makes us soberly consider the value of our souls and the direction we are taking them - heaven or hell. Consider the seriousness of the following questions:

  • Where would you be more pleased to have your son go: To Afghanistan to fight, or to a small town in America to preach where there is no church?
  • What makes you happiest: To hear of 100 terrorists killed, or to hear of one soul converted in Kentucky?
  • For whom do you pray most often: Those in harm’s way fighting for their country, or those preaching the gospel in faraway places?
  • In praying for our rulers, what is your greatest concern: Our own peaceful, quiet lives, or that “all may be saved and come to knowledge of the truth?”
  • What disturbs you the most: Drugs in sports and immorality of TV, or a Christian living for the devil?
  • What arouses your greatest sympathy: The fact many children in South Africa are hungry, or that most of them do not know the Lord?
  • What do you fear the most: Another terrorist attack in a high school near you, or Satan’s capture of the church of which you are a member?