The love for God and ourneighbour is the great commandment of Christ and God. ?For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son?. John 3:16?. God gave us life due to His love for us and He expects us to extend His love to others. Christ Jesus has commanded us to love our neighbour even as we love ourselves. How do we show love toour neighbours? One of the best ways we can show this love is by preaching the Gospel of Christ to others in order to bring them to the fold. As children of light having the saving and loving grace of Christ, we bring into the fold those we call our neighbours, for Christ has commanded us to give equal love as we have for ourselves to them. We should introduce Jesus to them and this can only be achieved through Evangelism.
Evangelism gives Christians the opportunity to take the Gospel to non-believers; thereby availing others the grace of faith. Paul describes as ?beautiful? the feet of preachers of the Gospel (i.e. Good News). Our text tells us that the Gospel Christ gave us must be preached by Christians. It should be heard by those to whom we are sent. This will make non-Christians believe and come to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ (verses 14-16). For Paul says, ?? faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God? (v. 17). We are commissioned to be Christ?s marketers!
Failure to preach the word amount to selfish Christianity. We are entrusted with the souls of our friends, families and neighbours. Remember, the Good Samaritan suspended his journey, committed his time and money to save the life of the traveller who would have died from the attack of evil persons (Luke 10:25-37). This act of love is evangelism. We must not disobey the Great Commission, now is the time to act.
MEDITATION- Mark 16:15, Luke 10:1-3.
PRAYER- ? Oh Lord, help me to obey the call to evangelize and be a soul winner. ? Give me the power of the Holy Spirit to make great sacrifices, remind me always that I amto join hands with other believers to enlarge your Kingdom. Amen.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR- 2 CHR 19-20