Good afternoon! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of "rescue".
Proverbs 24v11 Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.
Those of us that are strong in faith should always lift up and help those that are weak. There are two people that are involved in a rescue, the two people both have got to be needing the love of Christ for His rescue to work through us. The one doing the rescuing is not concerned with the victims response, He is only having faith in flowing Jesus Christ and pleasing Him, it is up to Christ to arrange the time, place and the rescuer to do the job. It is up to the us, the rescuer to realize the opportunity. This is where our judgment comes into play. This does not mean judgment as in condemning but saving or in this case God uses rescue. We receive this type of judgment from the Holy Spirit, receiving judgment between what is right and what is wrong in relationships and circumstances. Without God's judgment we could not be used by Him to help others or rescue others. (Proverbs 3v21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; they will be life for you, and ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.) God always will give us an opportunity to rescue when we are complete for the use of His purpose to rescue and we all will be called to rescue the closer we get to our Savior. (Proverbs 24v30 I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment, thorns had come up everywhere.) God has given us all a vineyard to take care of, a vineyard of families and friends. People at our jobs and people at our churches are our vineyards; our fields. They may need rescued and if they are in our vineyard we are responsible for rescuing them. They may have thorns of doubt, weeds of worry growing all around them. We do not want thorns and weeds to come up everywhere in our vineyard and choke the life and the light out of them. When we loose our love interest in Christ being our Savior we will loose our love interest in others in our vineyards.(Philippians 2v20 I have no one else like him, who takes a genuine interest in your welfare. 21 For everyone looks out for his own interests not those of Jesus Christ.) We may have a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and not get involved because we lack Christ interest in others because we lack Christ in us. Then poverty for us in our spiritual development will come on us like a bandit and our life that God created for us will no longer be, we will be forming our own path, and then we will be the one that needs rescuing. For us to stay firm in the love of God we need to hold tightly in keeping our faith in Christ for being our Savior so He can continue to rescue others through us. We will keep His judgment about all things and it will give us our true life so we can continue to rescue. Read Proverbs 24. I love everyone with the love Christ gives me because His love makes me interested in everyone's welfare just has His love makes you interested in everyone's welfare!