BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GOSPEL;
“For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe unto me if I preach not the gospel!”(1 Corinthians 9:16).
Every child of God ought to bear the same testimony about the Gospel as Paul in the Scripture above. You ought to be compelled by God’s love and by the Cross to preach the Gospel, for necessity is laid upon you to do so. When I think about what God did for me at the Cross of Calvary, I cannot but preach the Gospel. There’s a depth in God that no man will ever know until he starts winning souls for Jesus.
Wealth, fame, reputation and all the world’s symbols of success are meaningless compared to the depth of satisfaction, true joy, and fulfilment you’ll derive from making your life count for the Gospel. Besides giving financially for the spread of the Gospel around the world, you ought to personally seek avenues to preach the Gospel to those in your sphere of contact.
Be motivated to go all out and do all it takes for the Gospel to spread around the world and prevail in the hearts of men. Intercede for the spread of the Gospel in the earth. “To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:19).
Be concerned about the Gospel; and let your motivation for the Gospel effuse from your genuine love for others and your understanding that it’s God’s only saving power (Romans 1:16). Realize that your primary work on earth is to fulfil God’s Word in Matthew 28:19-20: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:” This is the Great Commission; and it’s the Lord’s charge to every Christian. Nothing in the world should matter more to you than this noble endeavour.
1 Corinthians 16:22 AMP