Today’s Scripture: Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4
On a nice fall day as you are walking down a street in your neighborhood, you notice smoke coming out of the windows of a house. You recognize the house as the home belonging to a senior citizen you have met in the past. Your heart beats faster. She is almost always home — probably in there right now. You break into a sprint toward her house, run up the stairs to the door, and begin to bang furiously on the door, screaming at the top of your voice, “Fire!”
Most people would react to a fire this way. We would forget about being embarrassed, hesitant, or nervous if the danger was very real, and so should it be with evangelism. The danger of eternal fire is very, very, very real. Urgency is critical because if we delay, there will be sad consequences.
The most important message for mankind needs to be carefully studied in order to articulate it well. But it would be wrong to be so paralyzed by the fear of saying the wrong thing that we never gave it out. It is natural to be hesitant to witness to someone, but the eternal importance should give us a sense of urgency.
If you are born again, you have enough knowledge to share the gospel with someone else. Since Jesus desires all to be saved, then we need to get busy getting the message out to all people.
Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.