Importance Of Preaching The Gospel
May 8 - Devotion
Jesus Christ skipped his meal for the sake of preaching the gospel. He considered any opportunity he had to preach the gospel as a treasure, and he maximized it to populate God's kingdom. When his disciples persuaded him to eat food, Jesus responded,
“I have food to eat of which you do not know.” Therefore the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought Him anything to eat?” Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent me, and to finish His work” (John 4:32-34).
Children of God ought to set their mind on satisfying God at all times, and at all costs. We should learn from our master Jesus Christ who never trade his ministry for any other desire. He even skipped meals in order to preach the gospel (John 4:32-34): he refrained himself from casual rest also. Time wait for no one and every child of God should consider every opportunity as the best moment to preach the gospel. There might never be a perfect time to preach the gospel; therefore, every opportunity must be utilized! Every Christian is required to evangelize the good news of Jesus Christ to all people – whether the time is convenient or not! The scripture emphasized the need for preaching the gospel (2 Timothy 4:1-5). God reserves his outpouring blessing for anyone who diligently preaches Christ's gospel to other people.
Dear God, please empower me to preach the gospel at all times - whether convenient or not. Help me to understand the need for evangelism, and help me to evangelize the gospel to your satisfaction. Anoint me with grace to explain the gospel in a way that will yield positive rewards for your kingdom. As I share the gospel, let unbelievers submit their faith to Jesus Christ and be saved. In addition, please bless me, and let me receive your due reward for obeying your instructions. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.