We Are Always On Duty

J.R. Millerby J.R. Miller

Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” Mark 6:31

One should not take a vacation from being good and doing good, even while resting. There is only one record of Jesus giving or seeking to give his disciples a vacation, and his word to them was not, ‘Go ye apart, and rest awhile,’ but ‘Come ye apart, and rest.’ They were to go with him. We are not to leave Christ and Christ’s service or the Christ-life, when we turn aside for a little rest. Some people seem to think that they should drop everything, even their church life, sometimes their Christian behaviour, when they go away to take a vacation. But this is not right. We must be Christians wherever we go, for we are always on duty, we always represent Christ. Wherever we go we should go with Christ. Wherever we stay, even for a day, we should con-fess Christ.

by J.R. Miller

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