By Kevin Linthicum
“ without being frightened in any way by those who oppose you. This is a sign to them that they will be destroyed, but that you will be saved—and that by God.”
Did you know one of the primary reasons Christians never share the gospel is fear?
That is right, we are afraid. I wonder what we are afraid of. Are we afraid someone will ask a question we do not know the answer to? Are we afraid we might lose a friend? Are we afraid we could start an argument we are not able to win, or are we simply fearful that God will fulfill His promise to lead us? It really does not matter what we are afraid of. What truly matters is that in our reading today we are reminded to proceed “without being frightened”. The truth is you will be opposed when you share the gospel, and the mere existence of opposition is enough to keep most Christians from proclaiming the very gospel message that saved them.
After twenty-seven days of reading I pray you are beginning to realize the power and authority of God’s Word. I hope you are experiencing in your own life the transforming impact of Bible intake. Today we are driven to not be afraid, but to boldly move forward in our walk with Christ. Today’s reading provides an excellent explanation of why we face opposition in our journey.
The key for the reading today is not simply recognizing we will face opposition. The key to the reading today is acknowledging how we are able to conquer the opposition.
I pray today God will use each of you to overpower any opposition you may face as you allow God to work in your life to reach others with the gospel message.
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