Rhapsody of Realities TeeVo; April 22nd 2019, Monday ;
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D ;
GOD LOVES THE BAD GUYS ;
(The Lost Need To Know How Much God Loves Them)
TO THE BIBLE Matthew 18:11
“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.”
Maxwell was such a terrible bully and notorious character. Everyone in his school had written him off, because they looked down on him and felt he would come to no good. But George was one person who always thought otherwise. He knew deep within him that Maxwell could turn over a new leaf. He saw beyond what everyone else was looking at. He took a bold step and reached out to him with the message of the Gospel. Some weeks later, much to everyone’s surprise, Maxwell began to act differently; he was nice, polite, and kind. He had been born again! All thanks to George who chose to see the good in him.
It’s important you look beyond the actions of unbelievers around you and meditate on what they could become through the power of the Gospel. Paul, the apostle, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, was one such excellent example of the transforming power of the Gospel. Who would have ever thought someone who enjoyed persecuting Christians would become such a wonderful apostle of Christ? Imagine all the people and countries that wouldn’t have been reached with the Gospel if Jesus hadn’t intervened to get Paul saved. Jesus chose to see the beauty in him, and He wants you to do the same for the unsaved around you.
Choose to see the beauty and potential greatness in those that aren’t born again. God’s Word has the ability to transform their lives. Remember, you’ve been given the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18). So, reach out to your world today with the message of Christ’s salvation.
The Just Live by Faith
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Heavenly Father, thank you for opening my eyes to see the beauty in the sinners around me, enabling me to reach out to them with the Gospel and bringing about a transformation in their lives, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
DAILY BIBLE READING
Luke 19:28-48, 1 Samuel 16-17
Romans 14:12-23, Psalm 125-126
Is there an unbeliever around you whom you feel is so hardened? Talk
to the person about Jesus Christ today!