And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV
You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy 2:2 New Living Translation
Understand what I’m saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. 2 Timothy 2:7 God’s Word Translation
Although it is not talked about a lot, as a believer you actually have responsibilities. If you are a fan of the comic book character Spider Man, you will be familiar with a invaluable and costly lesson that Peter Parker/Spiderman learned early when he first obtained his super powers. I would like to share that story with you because it provides great insight into or post today. In the story, shortly after Peter Parker got bitten by a radioactive spider and got his spider powers, he took a moonlighting job as a masked wrestler to make money. After winning a battle he would go to the manager to get paid and on one event the manager stiffed him and paid him a different amount then advertised. He was upset about it but took the money. At the next event using his powers he won the fight again and went and got paid by the manager but as he was walking out another man walked in.
Peter Parker walked down the hall counting his money and soon he heard the manager scream, “Hey help!! Stop that guy! He just robbed me!” Peter remembered how the guy had cheated him and he just left the robber run right past him and when the manager asked why he did not stop the guy, Peter basically told him, “Thats your problem.” However a few nights later there was another robbery and this time his Uncle Ben who had raised him was the victim. Uncle Ben died and Peter was very upset. He went out and used his powers to find the robber and when he did, lo and behold he recognized the man as the robber, who robbed his manager. He was so upset knowing that if he had stopped the robber that night his uncle would probably still be alive. And from that story we have a great and very true line that, “With great power, comes great responsibility!”.
YOU and I have been given great power!!! As a matter of truth we have been given the greatest power because we have been given the Name of Jesus which is the Name above all names. I am sure that believers have other responsibilities but I believe by the Word of God that there are three that are crucial for the time we live in for you and for other people.
- You have a responsibility to KNOW THE TRUTH: And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32 KJV
- You have a responsibility to TELL (or SHARE) THE TRUTH: You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others. 2 Timothy 2:2 New Living Translation
- And if you do not know THE TRUTH you have a responsibility to find out THE TRUTH: Understand what I’m saying. The Lord will help you understand all these things. 2 Timothy 2:7 God’s Word Translation
Can you see by these scriptures what is being said. Jesus desires you to know the Truth which is Him and He has given us the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us into the Truth. And once we know The Truth we need to share the Truth with others. This is witnessing and getting people saved but also teaching others what we have learned so they can share and teach others. And finally if you do not know the Truth or The Word, please don’t use that as an excuse. The Holy Spirit is your primary teacher and the scripture above said also that The Lord will help you understand all things. There are people, believers and unbelievers as well who are dying and going to hell or of sickness because they do not know THE TRUTH!!!
With great power comes great responsibility!!! Jesus took responsibility for saving you. Be sure to take your place with Him and help save others.
All the blessed to you! Shalom!!!