Sunday, June 13th, 2010
"He explained the matter to them by bearing thorough witness concerning the kingdom of God." (Acts 28:23)
The effect of Paul's ministry was not limited to those whom he directly helped to become Christians; nor is that so in our case. We make it a point to have a regular share in the house-to-house ministry, witnessing to as many as we can. We speak of the good news to neighbors, coworkers, schoolmates, and relatives. Do we know all the results? With some, there may be immediate good results. In other cases, the seeds of truth may lie dormant for a time but then take root in the soil of someone's heart and grow. Also, people we speak to may talk with others about what we have said, what we believe, and how we act. Even as Paul did not know of all his fruitage in "the district of Asia," you may have no way of knowing all the good results of your bearing thorough witness. (Acts 19:10; 23:11) But how vital that you keep on doing so!
(Watchtower issue: 12/15/08, 4:13, 16)