Duties and Quests



By Ilya on 4/13/2024, Seedling - Faith, Masculinity

Recently Simon Sarris posted this tweet:


There is lots of truth in this statement, and as a culture we've forgotten most of it. In the west, duties have mostly disappeared. Duty to God, duty to family, duty to church, duty to your community, duty to country; most of these are not just neglected but actively discouraged. God has been removed from every area of life, even in the church we minimize his holiness and law. It only goes down hill from there, as you'd expect, if you had read the Bible.

It makes sense why suicides are up, drug addiction is up, screen addiction is up, pornography addiction is up, fathers are neglecting their families, we have no God so we have no purpose. In Genesis, God gave a command:

The LORD God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to work it and keep it. --- Genesis 2:15 (ESV)

And then after the flood, God makes a covenant with Noah, and says something similar:

And you, be fruitful and multiply, increase greatly on the earth and multiply in it.” --- Genesis 9:7 (ESV)

After Jesus is resurrected from the dead, he says the following before he goes to the Father:

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” --- Matthew 28:16-20

The bible gives general commands in these areas, dominion and evangelism, and both are quests in a general sense. What gifts and talents do you have? How specifically can you multiple, work and keep (build up and maintain), and spread the gospel? Every moment is a gift, and there is no time to waste. Be ambitious, think generationally, and go tell people about Jesus (you need to build relationships to do that). Multiply the gifts you are given, be a faithful servant and son. See you out there!

  • Screenshot of Simon's tweet
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