Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 61/260: Read Romans 9

What a humble, loving man Paul was. His heart ached for his Jewish brethren because they rejected the prophesied Messiah. Do we have the same grief over our neighbors when they disbelieve and disobey the gospel?

There are too many “Christians” who are faithful in regards to worship services, and even live moral lives, but who do not give a second thought to the eternal state of those they claim are their friends. Co-workers, neighbors, even family members may go a lifetime without ever hearing the gospel because no one took the time to talk to them about spiritual things. Oh, they are good, moral people, but they are not carrying out Christ’s Great Commission!

Paul dedicated his life to spreading the gospel. Do you recall all the tribulations he faced in the book of Acts? The Jews were constantly trying to shut him up, throwing him in prison, planning to ambush him and kill him. Did that stop him? What stops us today? Are we afraid of losing friends? Of being made fun of? Of being talked about behind our backs?

What is the eternal state of those who do not obey the gospel? Shouldn’t that motivate us to share the good news with everyone we know?

Memory (Read aloud 5-10 times)

Romans 10:10. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Pray

Pray for opportunities to share the gospel, and pray for receptive hearts in those who hear the message.

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