PHI Devotional – Celebrating God's Faithfulness

A collection of daily devotionals from a variety of Contributors at Pro-Health International

November 4 – Use “Means” Also

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“I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He said, it is more blessed to give than to receive” (ACTS 20:35 KJV).

READ: 1 Corinthians 9: 19-22

Means are necessary agents by which great, hard, and impossible doors have opened. As Christians, we are called to use means also to win the world. William Carey is said to be the father of modern missions, in one of his many arguments that helped open the door of interior mission around the world. He said, “it is the obligation of all Christians to use MEANS for the conversion of the heathen” 

 

In the book of 1 Corinthians 9:22 the Apostle Paul explained succinctly how and why he had to use all possible and positive means to reach out and save some people who ordinarily he would have missed. He admonishes Christians everywhere to become everything to everybody in order to win some over to the Lord.

Where there is no Doctor, become Doctor-like. If they need a teacher, open a school. Provide water and if possible, roads. Who knows, God can and will use this act of love and selflessness to touch the heart of the lost and undeserving of salvation.

Some years ago, a young man left his family and friends, went into a remote village to speak about Jesus and he also introduced empowerment program that will help re-establish young converts and the natives. Not long, many people began to talk about the good works and attributed it to his love for Jesus. The village, which had no knowledge about Jesus, suddenly began to praise God and some followed Jesus till this day.

Using means to win souls is not bait as others call it. It is Christ’s centered and biblical. We are called to love and to give our all in service to God. If all you have is money, give it. Give your talent and time also, and God will honour your labour of love.

Prayer:

Lord make me compassionate for the sake of preaching the Gospel

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