Colossians 1:28-29 KJV
Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
- Warning every man
- Teaching every man
- That we may present every man
The labor of the Gospel is a labor geared toward every man. We find ourselves in a position where, though we have a congregation to minister to, our work is not done because it does not yet include every man.
- It is a high expectation
- It is a daunting expectation
- It is an unlimited expectation
One might say
- It is an impossible and unrealistic expectation
But it is a reasonable goal because anything less would be careless of souls.
- If one man can be left out
- If even one could be forsaken of us
then anyone may be forsaken of us. We would quickly degenerate into concern only for those we are pleased to have concern for. We could develop preferences for certain people which would then lead to prejudices against certain people.
The Bible places no boundaries on our responsibilities. We must reach every man.