My uncle died yesterday. I hadn't been particularly close to him in recent years, but I have some fun memories of him from when I was a kid. He was my aunt's husband, and he was a bit reclusive (not that I should talk.)
I never thought that I'd cry about him dying, but you never know how you're going to respond when someone you know dies. And I did. I cried. It broke my heart that he'd died, because the chances were that he never made things right with God before he died.
I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. - Jesus (John 14:6)
My husband and I were talking this morning about how our flesh makes us weak - we become cowards in the flesh. He said to me "If you knew yesterday that your uncle was going to die, you'd drive those 1000 miles to give him the gospel, wouldn't you?" And absolutely I would have. And yet, while all those around me live, I'm scared. I'm a coward. I'm worried that my words won't be good enough. That people will think less of me.
But when it comes down to it: WHO CARES!?
When someone's soul is on the line, it should be our greatest desire to see them saved that we shouldn't be afraid or ashamed.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. - Paul (Romans 1:16)
How much more proof do I need to open my mouth?? And yet I worry about what these humans will think of me. I worry I might offend someone. The gospel DOES offend. It cuts into our flesh like sharp knives. I'm scared to look foolish.
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. - Paul (1 Corinthians 1:27-29)
I want to be a fool for Christ. I want to die to my flesh daily. I don't want people to die in their sin, but to come to the saving knowledge of the gospel of Christ.
Do you know Him? Do you have a relationship with Him? Do you have salvation through faith? If yes, PRAISE GOD! If no, why not? If no, what is stopping you? If no, what questions do you have?
And he told them a parable, saying, "The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, 'What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?' And he said, 'I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, "Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry."' But God said to him, 'Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God."
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