SATURDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY.
COMMITTED TO THE SPREAD OF THE GOSPEL.
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me (1 Corinthians 9:16-17).
We have a divine commission to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Jesus said: “…Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). We must, therefore, realize that whatever persecution we endure on account of the Gospel is absolutely worth it.
2 Timothy 3:12 says, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” You’re to remain steadfast and immovable, irrespective of the persecutions you may encounter as you propagate the Gospel of our Lord Jesus. Make a commitment that because of you, God will not be limited; let there be no limits to how far you’re willing to go, and do, for the Gospel.
Like Jeremiah, irrespective of circumstances, persecutions, tests and trials, keep proclaiming God’s Word, because His Word is like fire, shut up in your bones (Jeremiah 20:9).
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only hope for the world today. It holds God’s answers to all of the predicaments of humanity.
Therefore, commit your time and resources to ensuring that the Gospel reaches every nation of the world. Make it your personal responsibility and dream. Make up for the lack of others. The Apostle Paul understood this and considered no sacrifice too great for the Gospel. He said, “…woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!” (1 Corinthians 9:16). This should be your thinking about the Gospel; it deserves your absolute commitment.
I’m committed, more than ever, to world evangelism, because I’m convinced that the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who believes. I take my place in the ministry of the Gospel, fully committed to its spread around the world, fulfilling God’s plan of bringing many to righteousness, in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Amen.
//1 Corinthians 9:16-18 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! 17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me. 18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. //
//Romans 1:14-16 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.//
1 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Mark 4:21-41, Leviticus 16-18
2 YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN:
Acts 20:1-12, Psalm 31-32