In Season and Out of Season
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths”
(2 Tim. 4:2-4)
Several large companies are laying off employees because of the pandemic over expansion and worry about the economy. One notable exception is our neighbor Chipotle, the fast-casual food chain, which recently announced plans to hire 15,000 new workers nationwide ahead of its busiest time of year, a time they call “burrito season.”
Well. To me, it’s always burrito season.
For too many folks, they compartmentalize their lives into this season or that season, or still another season. But we cannot make this mistake with the gospel of Christ. It is always in season, my friends.
Marshall Keeble urged his fellow preachers to preach the word in season and out of season, or “when they want to hear it or don’t want to hear it.”