Something that I have seen in the life of Luther Rice is that this man was truly a man of character. He worked hard. He actually died an early death because it was always the next town the next church. Starting a college or helping a seminary get started. Giving everything he had. I believe I have mentioned this before, but there was a time when Luther Rice’s salary was cut. They stopped paying him. But it didn’t stop Luther Rice. He kept raising funds, traveling, and getting other churches involved in world evangelism and education. Luther Rice had a job to do and he was going to make sure it was going to get done. He was hardworking, driven, and committed. After his father and mother passed away Luther Rice was given an inheritance. He took all of that inheritance and gave so a college in Washington D.C. could stay open. When questioned about it Luther Rice told the man that it was if his job was his wife, when there was a need he would make sure it was met.
Reading stories and learning about great men of the past makes me stand in awe that men would love God so much that they would make what I call great sacrifices. But can remind you that the most committed man who ever stepped foot on this planet was Jesus Christ, and he was committed to do the most horrible thing one could imagine. He became sin who knew no sin that we might become the righteousness of God. God became sin to save you. Isn’t that the most incredible thing you ever heard of. I could write all day about the commitment Christ had. But my point today is that our lives should display commitment, too. If we call ourselves Christians, meaning Christ like, shouldn’t we be committed people also? And if we call ourselves Christians, meaning Christ like, shouldn’t we be committed to things Christ is committed to also? Like world evangelism!