MONDAY March 5, 2018
Become All Things to All Men
…to the weak I became asweak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. Now this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I may be partaker of it with you. - 1 Corinthians 9:22-23
Paul, through his ministry, hoped to be used by God as an influence in saving people from eternal separation from God. Notice how beautiful this Scripture is because it shows how Paul was willing to become all things to all men to win souls. He also wanted to make sure that the Corinthians understood that they were all working together in harmony with the same goal––to save souls. Paul and the Corinthian believers did not have separate identities; they were to be a united, working together as a team!
Paul proclaimed that a Christian has been called by God and placed in the body of Christ to accomplish a specific task successfully. He can work through them; He gives to them His anointing––the power of the Holy Spirit.
Understand that, even though some people will never be able to go as a missionary to South America, Africa or China, they can still support missionaries. They can become an important part of missionary work as a supporter. Believe it or not, when they get to heaven, they will be rewarded for their support! Even though they never went on the mission field, they have been a supporter of missions from right where they sat in church.
Have you ever thought about your involvement in missions? Pray and ask the Lord what it is He wants you to do? It might be that you are called to go into the mission field, or you may be called to support a specific missionary.
A congregation that is not deeply and earnestly involved in the worldwide proclamation of the gospel does not understand the nature of salvation.
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