A friend of mine is a chaplain with the Fire Department. He was visiting a family to inform them of the death of their teenage son in a fire. He asked the grieving couple if they were involved in a local church. They answered “yes” and proceeded to give him the name of the church. The chaplain told them he would call their pastor so he could come over to visit them.
They both responded, “Oh no! Don’t call our pastor now. It is after office hours. He has a very strict policy of not taking phone calls for any reason after 5 PM and during no time on the weekends!”
This is quite a contrast to our pastor who recently stated in a sermon that anybody in the church could call him at any hour of the day or night.
Is this our policy as God’s people? Are we available as Christ’s representative to anybody at anytime? Do people know that they can approach us for assistance whether it is morning, noon or at midnight?
Therefore, to one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin (James 4:17, nasb).