“WHAT MUST I DO?”
A Message To Lost Sinners
"Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.” -- Ephesians 5:14
If you are without Christ, if you are lost, under the wrath of God, and without hope in this world, this message is for you. I want to tell you what you must do. There are some things lost, dead, spiritually impotent sinners can and must do for themselves. You cannot save yourself. You cannot redeem yourself, put away your own sin, justify yourself, or give yourself eternal life. You are spiritually dead. But there are some things you can do. And what you can do you must do.
Was the Ethiopian eunuch lost? Was he dead in sin? Indeed he was. Yet, he did not neglect his soul. He did what he could. Indeed, he did all that he knew to do. He walked in the light God gave him. I hold the eunuch before you as an example of what you must do, if you care for your soul, if you would escape the wrath of God - (Read Acts 8:26-40.).
That Ethiopian BOUGHT A BIBLE AND BEGAN TO READ IT. You can do that. If you would find the Pearl of Great Price you must search for him in the field where he is hidden, in the Word of God (John 5:39).
The eunuch EARNESTLY SOUGHT THE LORD. You can do that too. He went up to the temple at Jerusalem, the place where God had promised to meet with men. It was a long, costly, dangerous journey. But the man was in trouble. He was a sinner in need of a Savior. So he made the trip from Ethiopia to Jerusalem. His immortal soul was at stake! God has promised to meet with men, sinners like you, in the assembly of his saints (Matt. 18:20). If you care for your soul, seek him there.
Though the eunuch did not find the Savior at first, he was not deterred from his pursuit. When he left Jerusalem, he was still seeking the Lord. He was reading Isaiah 53. He did not seek to know the mysteries of Scripture, but the Person of Scripture. No doubt, as he read the prophet Isaiah, he cried out to God from his heart, "Of whom speaketh the prophet?"
WHILE HE WAS SEEKING THE LORD WITH ALL HIS HEART, GOD SENT HIM A GOSPEL PREACHER. Philip, by the arrangement of Divine providence, came and preached Christ to the eunuch. When he heard the gospel, he believed. When he believed, he was baptized. "And he went on his way rejoicing." He walked in the light God gave him, did what he knew he could do and had to do, and God gave him more light. God saved him by his matchless grace. Here is God's word to you: "Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give the light.”
Grace Baptist Church of Danville - Grace For Today Radio Message #788
2734 Old Stanford Road - Danville, Kentucky 40422-9438
Donald S. Fortner, Pastor -Telephone 606-236-8235 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org