ÖAnd how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? (Romans 10:14).
One of the reasons for the preaching and teaching of Godís Word is to impart faith. Until you hear the Word of God, you canít have faith in Him. You canít love someone youíve never heard about.
Imagine that you have a neighbour youíve never met. Then, one day, while you were out, fire broke out in your apartment. But thankfully, no damage was done before the inferno was put out. You only came home to see the signs that indeed, thereíd been a fire. However, as you stood wondering who the brave person was that put out the fire, someone walked up to you and said, ďIt was such a huge blaze, but that man over there (pointing to this neighbour of yours whom, you had never met) put out the fire. He even got burnt in the process.Ē
Now, for the first time, youíre going to feel something towards that neighbour. Youíre going to go to him to express appreciation, because you heard what he did. If you werenít told what he did, and you never knew about it, you wouldnít have gone to him. But because of what he did, which youíre aware of, you now see him in a new light, and think of him in a new way.
In the same way, if we donít preach and teach about Jesus, what He came to do, His love, His vicarious death on the cross, and the life of unending victory that Heís ushered us into, the one who hasnít heard of Him canít love Him. Thatís why you should fuel aflame your passion for the Gospel. Tell of His wondrous works and preach His undying love to others. Our opening verse says, ďÖhow shall they hear without a preacher?Ē
Dear Father, I thank you for the passion youíve put in my heart to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth. I fulfil my role as a minister of reconciliation, manifesting the savour of your knowledge always, and in everyplace, in Jesusí Name. Amen.
Further Study: || Mark 6:5-6 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. ||
|| Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. ||
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Hebrews 8,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 10:33-42,
1 Chronicles 8
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