Wednesday Devo: “Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.” – Colossians 4:6 Gracious speech. Everyone knows all too well this is easier read than done. Yet we are called to do it. So what is the salt then? Jesus himself answers that question. We are the salt of the earth and light of the world. As followers of Christ we are called to be living examples of the Gospel. Paul is pointing out that our speech
"For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes..." - Romans 1:16
Paul was under obligation to share the Gospel because Jesus had called him specifically to do just that. Since it was his specific assignment to share the news of Christ, he was not embarrassed by any means, he was eager to preach(Romans 1:15). It seems to be prevalent these days to simply keep to one's self. To hunker down and back into
And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” – Matthew 4:19 What did Jesus mean when he said “fishers of men(all people)”?
He was talking about catching people for Christ, by sharing the Gospel with them (Matt. 28:19).
This was the task given to every believer before Jesus left the earth. So now we know what we are supposed to be fishing for, but are we fishing for other things instead? Everyone is trying to catch something. Fishing
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me…” – John 14:6 What powerful words spoken by Jesus himself that is the core of the Gospel message. We often hear that there are many ways to God and heaven through other religions, and that it is fine. You believe what you want and I believe what I want. All roads lead to the same destination, right? What does it matter how you get there?