“They beat the apostles and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go.
Then they left the presence of the council,
that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
And every day in the temple and from house to house,
they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”
What would it take for us to rejoice in suffering for the name of Christ?
How can we learn to find honor in being counted WORTHY of such suffering on His behalf?
By the way that we live our lives, are we even worthy of suffering dishonor for His name?
…I read this passage again this morning, and it made me wonder, “Am I waiting for some event to happen in order for me to proclaim the Gospel from every rooftop? What am I waiting for?”
We can share the Gospel in between our friends and smile at the latest realizations we’ve had. That’s great, but where is the daring courage to reach those that don’t know Him yet?
“For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have?”
God has placed us on this earth to share His love with everyone around. We should love them through living as an example of the love that Christ has for them. Forget about our reward, but what others’ rewards. Will you help them see their reward of heaven through believing?
The question for you today is this: “What would it take for me to love others through a contagious and compelling necessity to share the Gospel?”
What would it take for me to radically share the gospel?