God is working even when the harvest doesn’t seem plentiful. Instead of changing our strategy or giving up, Jacob Taube encourages us to heed the call of faithfulness when things don’t seem to go our way on the mission field.
Patient labor is key for missions. First, because our confidence in the gospel must never succumb to a negative-expectation bias. Ten thousand sinners rejecting the gospel before today doesn’t change at all God’s total ability to save the sinner I encounter today! So we must press on.
Faithfulness isn’t just continuing; it is continuing in right things.
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