Friday 9 April, 2021
14 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? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not all the Israelites accepted the good news. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ. 18 But I ask: Did they not hear? Of course they did: “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.” 19 Again I ask: Did Israel not understand? First, Moses says, “I will make you envious by those who are not a nation; I will make you angry by a nation that has no understanding.” 20 And Isaiah boldly says, “I was found by those who did not seek me; I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me.” 21 But concerning Israel he says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”
As I ready today’s passage, I am reminded afresh of the importance of having the message of the Gospel fresh on my lips, with my heart on my sleeve, and my legs ready to move me to wherever I need to be to bring the message of hope that takes people out of the kingdom of darkness.
God is mighty to save, but I need to be the hands and feet of Christ to minister to the lost.
Plus I need to ensure I’m supporting those who are called to do the work of the Gospel. Administratively, with verbal encouragement and with finances.
Lord, thank You that You have made the importance of getting the Gospel message out in to the world. I pray that you will make me bolder and more effective in following your call.
Written by Ps Justin Ware
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