Not Easy Work, But Rewarding
By L. E. Maxwell
We are forewarned by our Lord and Master that individual soul-winning is not easy work. It is plain hard work. It is the hardest work that God asks us to do for Him. Before trying to reason out why the simple extending to a fellow man of an invitation to share with us the joy of our salvation ought to be an easy thing to do, let us frankly admit that it is hard, and face that fact to begin with. Anyone who has ever tried to win souls knows this.
A French preacher once said: "It requires more faith and courage to say two words face to face with one single sinner, than from the pulpit to rebuke two or three thousand persons, ready to listen to everything, on condition of forgetting all." But God says, "They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever" (Daniel 12:3).