Saturday, March 5, 2016
Are You Concerned About Those in Darkness?
Christian people, may I put it to you like this: Are you concerned about the masses that are in this darkness? I know you feel a sense of disgust with respect to them; we all do; but if you merely feel a sense of disgust, and gather up your skirts, and walk on the other side of the street, you are almost as bad as they are. The Levite and the priest did just that, and no more, when they saw the wounded man by the roadside. That is of no value. If we realise that the people we encounter are living worthless lives because of this world’s tragic ignorance and darkness, then, I say, as Christian people it should move us to say, “What can I do for these people? How can gospel light and knowledge be brought to them?”
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “Darkness and Light: An Exposition of Ephesians 4:17-5:17,” pg.389