Last night I had the opportunity to speak at the Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Virginia Tech. I spoke on "Missions is a Blood Issue" based on Revelation 5:9-10, "And they sang a new song, saying, 'Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.'" My challenge to them was that missions was important because Christ spilled out His blood for people from every tribe and language and people and nation.
This has me thinking today. What are we saying if we are not involved in fulfilling what Christ Himself died to fulfill? In other words, if Christ has purchased people from every tribe, and His sheep will hear his voice (John 10:16), then what are we saying by not taking this seriously? I think we're saying the death of Christ on behalf of His sheep isn't all that important to us. What do you think?