There are nearly 8 billion people currently living on the earth. I am not responsible for their salvation. I come in contact with a number of people throughout the week. I am not responsible for their salvation. You might ask whose salvation am I responsible for. My response is nobodies. Jesus carried the full responsibility for the salvation of the world. That includes everybody who has ever lived on the earth.
(John 14:6) Jesus Answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.”
(John 6:44) No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.
Jesus and his Father have born the full responsibility of saving the world. As Jesus said on the cross, “It is finished.” So what is our part? Do we have any part?
(1 Corinthians 3:5-9 MSG) Who do you think Paul is, anyway? Or Apollos, for that matter? Servants, both of us – servants who waited on you as you gradually learned to entrust your lives to our mutual Master. We each carried out our servant assignments. I planted the seed, Apollos watered the plants, but God made you grow. It’s not the one who plants or the one who waters who is at the center of this process but God, who makes things grow. Planting and watering are menial servant jobs at minimum wages. What makes them worth doing is the God we are serving. You happen to be God’s field in which we are working.
Yes, we have a servant’s part. As we walk with Jesus, he leads us for his purposes to bring others to him. We help others to know and understand what he has done, but their salvation is in his hands.