One Level of Success

  When a Christian will go and preach the gospel, then a primary level of success is already reached because the effort to save souls has been made. Not all who have the opportunity to obey will obey. We may often be disappointed at the fruit that is borne. As always, many will resist and reject the only means of salvation.

  We may be tempted to declare our efforts to have failed. But when there is "going and preaching" there is success even though the results may not always be what we would hope them to be.

  Paul wrote, "I have planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase" (1 Cor. 3: 6). Whether fruit is borne or not depends of the response people make to the gospel message. Each will be held responsible in this matter. It is our task to get the message out so all will hear God's way of saving man.