The final item from Don Atkin's newsletter is from Don. It is brief, but it packs quite a punch!
SINS OF OMISSION
Perhaps the greater sins are those of “omission.” Malachi’s (4:6) prophetic promise, the restoring of hearts to hearts—fathers to children
and children to fathers—is a fitting and current example. Children are wounded, provoked to wrath, when fathers fail to bring
them up in the training and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 4:6).
Believers are likewise wounded and unable to fulfill their destiny when the fathers of the faith—those who are to shepherd and equip
the saints—fail to bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord. Failure to faithfully obey The Great Commission is one of
the church’s great sins of omission. Failure to discern true disciples of Jesus and train them up in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6),
robs them of coming into their true identity and mission as sons of God (Romans 8:14-19).
Perhaps the more relevant question is: “What have we NOT done?”