Today’s Scripture: For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh: Romans 9:3
I will continue our Moments In Grace devotionals with the topic of evangelism. In this YouTube clip, I talk about reaching the world with the gospel and a tool that Dr. Phil Stringer and myself have written to help equip you to reach the lost.
Do you have a passion for souls? Is where people will spend an eternity the number one priority in your life? Is it a priority at all? Paul’s greatest wish was that everyone would trust Christ. As he said in Romans 9, he would spend an eternity in Hell if it could save his kinsmen, the Jews.
These are the last two paragraphs of our book, Evangelism Made Simple.
“This final verse in this book on making evangelism simple is rather astounding, ‘For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.’ (Romans 9:3) Imagine being willing to give up Heaven and face Hell for the sake of the lost! If you’re not honestly able to say this, join the club. We should be asking the Lord to have the same heart as Paul who loved the Lord so much that he was willing to lose everything for souls. Although it is not possible to give up our salvation, there will be many things that we should give up for the gospel if we really care. Maybe our comfort. Maybe our wealth. Maybe our health. Whatever we may lose, we will never lose.
Let’s be just like Paul — for the sake of people dying and dropping into the eternal fire, let us be the best servants of Jesus Christ that we can be. Let’s go out into the world and give the gospel to every person. Let’s use the techniques and tips contained in these pages to go forward with the good news. I can promise you this — it will be worth it all!”
Paul was willing to give up his salvation. What are you willing to do to reach the lost?
Devotional by Jim Scudder Jr.