SUNDAY March 4, 2018
…to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God,but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law… - 1 Corinthians 9:21
Paul not only ministered to his Jewish brethren, but he also preached the Gospel to the Gentiles. He reached out to them with the law of Christ, not the Mosaic Law. Paul had surrendered his life to God, so he could be used by Him, as a tool, to help influence both Jews and Gentiles alike to come to Christ––I like Paul.
I believe with all my heart that it is very important to share our faith in Jesus Christ with others. We do not have to force the Gospel upon anyone, but when the Lord opens the door, we need to have the boldness to share the Gospel.
The Bible encourages soul winning. In Daniel 12:3, we are told: Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever. In James 5:20, we read: Let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. Proverbs 11:30 tells us:The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.
Jesus gave His disciples a command:Go thereforeand make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit… (Matthew 28:19).As a disciple of Jesus Christ, when was the last time you reached out to witness to someone? God desires to use our lives to influence others towards heaven. Are you actively engaged in winning souls?
…look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world.
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