Shortage of Doers
| Jesus criticized the
Pharisees and warned His hearers, "But do not after their works; for
they say and do not." It is quite evident that all those of that
disposition are not dead. So many people talk a strong religion, but when
it comes to doing as the talking, then the story becomes different.
James 1:22, "But be ye doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." The theme is the same as Jesus taught. Is there not a shortage of people who will do the work that is needed?
It is easy to find people who cry, "Lord, Lord." But those who will do His will are harder to find (Matt. 7:21). It is easy to find people who want the church to prosper who do not work for its prosperity. It is easy to find people who complain about the evil in the world, the rampant immorality on television, the raging alcohol and other drug problems and crimes. All they do is complain. When it comes time to do something they crawl into the shell of "do nothing."
Edmund Burke said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." This may explain evil's gains.