The Art of Manfishing
Boston writes in "Olde English" phrases, which makes him a little hard to understand sometimes. So I will try to summarize his thoughts using modern language. (He doesn't pull any punches!)
If this doesn't motivate you to tell others about Jesus, I don't know what will:
First, consider the precious worth of a human soul:
1. Each person is made in God's image with heart, mind, and will capable of loving God and glorifying Him.
2. Every soul is eternal. It will either enjoy God through all the ages of eternity, or remain in endless torment forever.
3. No amount of worldly wealth can equal the worth of a soul. "What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world but forfeit his soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"
4. It cost Christ his precious blood so the soul could be redeemed. He chose to bear the Father's wrath to win souls for all eternity, and nothing less could redeem them.
5. Both Christ and the Devil find each soul worthy of courting and alluring.
Second, consider the hazard that souls are in:
Sadly, most souls are walking blindfolded down the road to destruction; strive to remove their blindfolds. Lost souls are like twigs waiting to be burned; snatch them from the fire! If you have no concern for the eternal damnation of the lost, then you are cruel indeed and shall suffer in hell yourself.
Third, remember what a sad and dark place you were in before Christ saved you and showered his mercy on you.
You were headed for hell, blind as a mole, when Christ opened your eyes and let you see the danger you were in. And now do you dare to be unconcerned for others who are just as lost as you once were? Such an uncaring person would be a vile monster indeed.
Finally, may your heart be overwhelmed with concern for the lost.
He who has no concern for the lost has a dead heart, a lifeless soul, and no love for Christ. But he that loves Christ will desire to expand His kingdom.
Do you believe that the wicked shall be thrown into hell? Meditate on their fate in everlasting fire, that it may thaw your frozen heart and overwhelm you with compassion so as to plead with sinners to be saved.
Satan works so hard for men's souls that he puts many Christians to shame. "The devil prowls about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour" (1 Peter 5:8), while many Christians creep along like snails. The devil's followers "travel over land and see to win a single convert" (Matthew 23:15). Will you do any less for your Savior?
If you have no concern for lost souls, you are not a true Christian. "The hired man runs away because he cares nothing for the sheep." (John 10:13).
Strive to follow Christ and put the good of other souls constantly before your eyes. Then He will make you a fisher of men indeed.