In a sermon, David Jeremiah, a cancer survivor, presented a hypothetical case: “What if an oncologist examined a patient and said to him, ‘Your blood pressure is perfect, and your cholesterol is at an acceptable level. Your skin is healthy, and your reflexes are good. Have a good day.’
“Then suppose the patient left and the nurse turned to the physician and said, ‘but doctor, you didn’t tell him the tests show he has cancer.’ The doctor replied, ‘Well, that is true, but I just didn’t want to ruin his day.’”
Our calling is to proclaim biblical truth, even when it may not be well received. That doesn’t mean being belligerent or confrontational for its own sake, but it does mean being faithful to present God’s truth with grace and confidence.
What a tragedy if, either out of fear or apathy, we fail to share divine truth and our people suffer because of our unwillingness to be faithful to our callings.