What Shall I Do?

What Shall I Do?

"Lord, what will you have me to do?" Acts 9:6

The answer to this question entirely depends on what you are.

If you are a lost sinner seeking salvation--then the less you do the better. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ--and you shall be saved."

If you have just been brought to believe on his name--then profess him in baptism, unite yourself with his people, commemorate his love at his own table, and walk blamelessly in all the commandments of the Lord.

If you are a baptized believer in union with his church, then he would have you consecrate yourself to his service.

Visit his sick ones,
relieve his poor,
circulate his truth,
teach his babes,
comfort his sorrowful ones,
strengthen his weak ones,
bear testimony for him whenever an opportunity offers,
be much with him in private,
read and meditate on his word,
aim to honor him in everything, always and everywhere,
carry your religion with you wherever you go,
carry your religion into everything,
be thorough and wholehearted for Jesus.

"Whether, therefore, you eat or drink, or whatever you do--do all to the glory of God."

Make Christ and his glory the great object and end of your life, so that you may be able to say with Paul, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain!"

Let every purpose you form, every work in which you engage, and every pleasure you enjoy, say, "I am the Lord's!"

Live for the Lord,
work for the Lord,
suffer for the Lord.

Make . . .
his precepts your rule,
his honor your aim, and
to please him the end of every action of your life.

"If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord!" Romans 14:8