“Our Daily Bread” http://odb.org
The Daily Devotions of Greg Laurie http://www.harvest.org/devotional
Written by Asiri Fernando for “Our Daily Bread” @ http://odb.org
[Click on the “Listen Online” link and listen to the audio version at the top, including the prayer at the end in the original post link below]
Original post @ https://odb.org/US/2021/10/26/set-apart-2
Paul was . . . set apart for the gospel of God.
Today’s Scripture & Insight:
The three-wheeled taxis of Sri Lanka, known as “tuk tuks,” are a convenient and delightful mode of transport for many. Lorraine, a resident of the capital of Colombo, also realized that they’re a mission field. Hopping onto a tuk tuk one day, she found the friendly driver more than happy to engage in conversation about religion. The next time, she told herself, she would talk to the driver about the good news.
The book of Romans starts with Paul declaring himself as “set apart for the gospel of God” (Romans 1:1). The Greek word for “gospel” is evangelion, which means “good news.” Paul was essentially saying that his main purpose was to tell God’s good news.
What is this good news? Romans 1:3 says that the gospel of God is “regarding his Son.” The good news is Jesus! It’s God who wants to tell the world that Jesus came to save us from sin and death, and He’s chosen us to be His mode of communication. What a humbling fact!
Sharing the good news is a privilege all believers in Jesus have been given. We’ve “received grace” to call others to this faith (vv. 5–6). God has set us apart to carry the exciting news of the gospel to those around us, whether on tuk tuks or wherever we are. May we, like Lorraine, look for opportunities in our daily life to tell others the good news that is Jesus.
By: Asiri Fernando ( ゲスト寄稿者 )
Reflect & Pray
What barriers do you experience in sharing your faith? What talents or interests can you use to present the good news?
Jesus, thank You for making me Your mouthpiece for Your good news. May Your Spirit give me the courage and love to share about You today.
P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
You say you are a “born again” believer… BUT is your soul “ON FIRE” for the Lord ?? If not, open this link – https://godsmanforever.com/2020/08/01/are-you-a-christian-in-gods-eyes-and-on-fire-for-the-lord-or-not/
Picture credit: https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C1SQJL_enUS832US832&sxsrf=AOaemvIWMpU1Q2GnzYGOI71oNuVWy9vjXw:1635943240212&source=univ&tbm=isch&q=image+1+peter+2:9&fir=4elo_799PkgJIM%252C3G-cGO99iWUnbM%252C_%253BVriwO6sJWXcV_M%252CZeD03rafjAWqpM%252C_%253BjMmQWdfkZYev8M%252CehIRghXgSoc19M%252C_%253B6_xtOe4HCBVh1M%252CGa7eAI4tcsw6TM%252C_%253BjP5WmXKrIryLcM%252CC0lDSxU-kXDNTM%252C_%253BlfVg5HXzMQWw5M%252CcdWGSJYt_cWddM%252C_%253BXwQZobXXz2o9GM%252CGTPNplF0CcyNLM%252C_%253BOnQIJDZxnmWbRM%252CA0IdChgyP3Y4DM%252C_%253BggxaeOMJ3EnmNM%252CDZhkkHWigUmc4M%252C_%253B7z38GKxG0UVvJM%252CSQYlVO5Nj8oM1M%252C_%253BUNZHo_roAEns1M%252CfppJrwEYw9f0-M%252C_%253BgPkgrZdDE0QlUM%252C3jw874aTMPNVsM%252C_%253BOGO_FwnMUXfezM%252CrE8jld5RPixupM%252C_%253ByH_R8jRXObcVbM%252Cw-6jfw6TxFqrWM%252C_%253Ba2d1XaTXtcgOJM%252ChrbGKRw0iyPWiM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kRpqn8sBoNZLer06qB6eZMJ8m2A6Q&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjszdG9m_zzAhUhWN8KHSBNBUQQ7Al6BAgBEDQ&biw=1238&bih=890&dpr=1#imgrc=2easbG1n3drENM