Today's Scripture: "And the next day he appeared to two of them as they were fighting, and tried to reconcile them, saying, ‘Men, you are brethren; why do you wrong one another?’ " Acts 7:26
5752. Example is the best means to preach the Gospel. JG
"To be or not to be," asked the Prince in Shakespeare's Hamlet (Act III Scene I). Hamlet may have questioned his desire to live, but most people will call into question everyone else before questioning themselves. The good thing about having a relationship with God is I am only responsible for myself. Well, that's only partly true.
It's true I am not responsible for saving people, but only loving them and speaking in truth. But If I fail to warn someone of pending damnation, their blood may be on my hands (Ez. 33:6). If my disobedience is responsible for creating the means whereby someone is killed, his sin is on me (Dt.24:15). If my example causes someone else to stumble and they base their sinfulness on my liberty, ditto. If you preach and think your congregation is saved without any evidence of the Holy Spirit in their lives, it's not just them that's in a world of hurt.
Remind me, God, that Your salvation makes me a slave and not a slave trader.
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