Wednesday, April 01 2009
The opening scriptures of Romans 10 reveals Paul's burden for the lost souls of Israel. He acknowledges their zeal for God, but writes that their zeal is not properly placed...
1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.
2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.
3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.
It is my desire that my community be saved and I would hope that we all carry that burden. It is our responsibility and duty to be witnesses of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is not enough to feel comfortable within the four walls of the church building, but we must go and preach the truth to every one that will hear. Romans 10 states...
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?
15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
We have to make ourselves available to God and allow Him to work through us. I am willing to go, are you?