SATURDAY 23 July, 2016
The Bearer of Good News
Then Ahimaaz the son of Zadok said, “Let me run now and take the news to the king, how the Lordhas avenged him of his enemies.” - 2 Samuel 18:19
Ahimaazwas very eager to run as a messenger to the king with good news from the battle front. As a swift runner he might get first place, but he had no context––he really had not seen anything. He was not fully aware of all the facts surrounding the circumstances of the victory.
Christians have been given a wonderful message––the Gospel which means good news. We should know all the facts surrounding the victory Christ won on the cross for our salvation. Ephesians 2:12 reminds us of our lost sinful state: … you were without Christ…having no hope and without God in the world––but now saved, with the promise of eternal life.
Someone took the time to share that Gospel message with you, but when was the last time you became a bearer of good news with someone? The Apostle Paul desired people to be saved and he rightly said:
And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” (Romans 10:14-15).
Many people in church are willing to go out to other places but they have no real message. Why? They have not listened to God’s voice by sitting and spending time in His Word. Paul, after listening to God had the right message, stating: For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified (1 Corinthians 2:2).
If you are sent into the mission field, make sure you have the right message––the cross of Christ.
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
~1 Corinthians 1:18~
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