I was recently studying the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem when something subtle caught my eye that I’d previously overlooked. There in Matt 21, I read this, “Most of the crowd spread their coats in the road, and others were cutting branches from the trees and spreading them in the road.” (21:8)
It was the word “MOST” that jumped out at me. While many, even most, of the people in the crowd were overjoyed to encounter Jesus, some were not. As I considered that, I was suddenly convicted that the same is true in my world today. Most of my friends and acquaintances know Christ. Most of them – but not all. Many have placed their faith in Him – but not all. Some regularly attend church – but not all.
Is it my job to see that everyone I know comes to faith in Christ? No. Is it my responsibility to insure that as many as possible have the opportunity to do so? I think it is. Right now I can think of several people within my sphere of influence with whom I have not taken the time to share the love of God. Perhaps today is the day for me to correct that. Who in your world needs to hear the gospel? If they don’t hear it from you, from whom will they? –Dave
“ How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?” (Romans 10:14)
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