Zechariah 13:8 and Your Responsibility

If a little child walks out onto a busy street, and gets hurt – it’s not your fault, right? But, what if you could have stopped the child, do you share some of the blame, now? But maybe, for all of your efforts to save the little child from harm, the child gets hurt, anyway. Do you have a responsibility to help?

Let’s take this awful scenario one step further. A group of you are standing around looking at the little child lying inĀ  the street, hurt. You look around and see that no one is doing anything to help. You know that something must be done. Who, then, is the one to step forward and do something?

That’s right. YOU.

If you see a problem that no one is doing anything to solve, then you have been chosen to solve the problem. If you do not agree, then you are probably not a Christian.

A situation is coming, in which millions will die, and the survivors will be hurt and suffering. That situation is described here:

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.Zechariah 13:8-9

We are powerless to stop what is coming. Two thirds of Israelis are going to die, and we can do nothing about that. Nothing. But, what about the survivors?

One third of Israelis will survive, and they will be suffering and in great need of help. This is just as certain, and there IS something that we can do about this.

Do you see anyone who is doing anything about this?

The answer is… no one.

No one is doing anything, so the next question is this:

Who, then, is responsible to step forward and solve the problem?

We are. You and me.

And, if you don’t agree, then you probably aren’t a Christian.