“Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them” (Deuteronomy 4:9).
The Bible is full of examples of God’s people forgetting Him and His love for them—and things haven’t changed much. Though the Western world may have cultural institutions that harken to its Christian heritage, these powerful symbols of God’s redeeming work have been watered down to secular traditions and tepid studying of God’s Word that has left the devil a foothold.
The West has become the new mission field.
Right now, the West is also receiving large numbers of migrating Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and Atheists, many of them representing the world’s unreached people groups.
The West has become the new mission field as the Gospel has become muddled and so few know the Truth of the Good News—that saving grace that brings freedom and new life by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prayer: Father, help me to study and keep Your Word in my heart so that many who do not know You will be drawn to You in me as I obey. Thank You for bringing unreached peoples here to my doorstep so that I can more easily bring the Gospel to them! Prepare me and all missionaries You have called to the West for the work of Your Great Commission. Lord, may our hearts be burdened for the lost. Help us to be bold, humble, and loving ambassadors for You as we go out into our communities. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.