“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;”
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ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLEIt is easy to connect with people who share similar interests and are drawn toward those living in similar walks of life as us.
“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more;” (1 Corinthians 9:19)
That is because we connect with people who share similar interests and are drawn toward those with similar walks of life.
When Paul was writing to the church in Corinth, he wrote about his strong passion, gifts, and opportunity to preach the Good News of the Gospel.
If there were anyone we would want to take notes from, it would be Paul. He was one of the most influential preachers of his time, a devoted missionary, and a significant figure in the early church.
“to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.” (1 Corinthians 9:21-23)
Paul became all things to all people, and it was not because Paul was outgoing, social, or had a great personality. Instead, Paul had a sense of obligation that people needed to hear the Gospel. Because Paul’s obedience to God mattered, he found common ground with everyone, doing everything he could to save people.
Just as every conversation, shared interest, and anything else in common was a platform for Paul to spread the Good News of the Gospel, the moments you have with your neighbors, friends, family, co-workers, and the people you come into contact with can be opportunities for you to share about Jesus.
This is the duty and calls God gave each and everyone one of us, and we need to take on the same desire as Paul showed us. Because there are people who need to hear the Gospel, and those people need to hear it from you and through the connection they have with you so they, too, can find salvation.
That is all that matters and is worth it.
Will you make a point to share the Gospel today? It can be as easy as adding someone’s email to this devotional. Do you need Prayer? We are here to pray with you.
“Heavenly Father, I long to share You with the world. Please open doors of opportunity today, so I may share the Good News with others. You are the light that shines bright within me. I ask You to lead me to the right opportunities today, so I may share You with the ones You desire. I submit to Your lead. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
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