Give Knowledge

Sophia Norman

Matthew 28: 19-20

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

At an event focused on art and history, the speaker addressed the issue of teenage apathy towards culture and history. Most of us in the audience were nodding our heads, assuming he would target teenagers themselves as the culprits.

Instead, the speaker asked US, "When our teens were growing up, how often did we talk about culture and history at the dinner table? If we know, why don't our children know? We have a lot of nerve to look down on them when we are the ones who failed to share the information. It is not only our responsibility to possess knowledge, but more importantly, to GIVE knowledge."

The message hit me like a ton of bricks. It made me think about my responsibilities as a disciple of Christ. Jesus asked Peter three times, "Do you love me? ... Feed my sheep." (John 21:15-17). I was convicted, knowing I had fallen short. How many times had I missed the opportunity to be his disciple in the workplace? If I know, why don't my colleagues all know? The Lord had blessed me with a Christ-centered childhood, yet I found myself being selfish with my knowledge. Somehow, I became so consumed with my own faith journey that I was keeping the good news all to myself.

I can't keep Christ to myself; souls are at stake. The Great Commission must come first on my daily checklist.

What's on yours?

TAKE THE CHALLENGE: What are the risks of keeping our knowledge and experience to ourselves?