Send Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey with haste.
The Lord hasn’t allocated us much time on earth; we’re made for eternity in heaven. In the time we have left, let’s set about our Father’s business with haste.
The apostle Paul wrote to Titus, giving him a message for two men—Zenas and Apollos. Of Zenas, we know nothing; he is mentioned only here in the Bible. Apollos, however, was a well-known teacher. Paul’s message to them both was: There’s no time to waste. Hurry up. Make haste.
Charles Spurgeon once preached a sermon from Luke 14:23, the passage where the master says to the servant, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in.” Spurgeon was so overcome by the urgency of the task that he skipped the introduction of his sermon and started compelling people to come to Christ, immediately, urgently, now.
Let’s do the same! Make haste. Time is short.
I feel in such a haste to go out and obey this commandment this morning by compelling those to come in who are now tarrying in the highways and hedges that I cannot wait for an introduction, but must at once set about my business.
~ Charles Spurgeon ~
(in opening his sermon, “Compel Them to Come In”)