Meditations on James 1:18

Although salvation is all God’s work, God  in His wisdom integrated us Christians in the process. The way the gospel is heard is through men and women you you and I. Roman 10:13-15 says, “`Whoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.’ How then shall they call upon Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” (NASB). Our responsibility is not to save others; it is to proclaim the gospel and let the Spirit of God do His saving work as He sovereignly chooses.

Ask God daily for opportunities to share the Word of truth with relatives, friends, neighbors, or co- workers, there are so many excellent resources available, WayoftheMaster is one such great resource. Meditate on 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, and follow Paul’s example by doing all you can to lead others to Christ.

Don't sleep, some people are on thin ice!!!

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Think about the incredible privilege we have as believers, in being the firstfruits of God’s new creation, and thank God for it. Pray that you might shine in the world as a light of truth and hope. Make sure that others see your attitude of gratefulness to God so that they might desire to have the new life and joy that you have been given. If you have blamed God for your sin, confess that to Him, seeking to live a life of holiness in the power of His Spirit. Meditate on Paul’s words: “Prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life” (Phil. 2:15-16, NASB).

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