|SCRIPTURE TEXT: “For I have a great sense of obligation to people in both the civilized world and the rest of the world, to the educated and uneducated alike. So I am eager to come to you in Rome, too, to preach the Good News.”–Romans 1: 14-15 (NLT) |
What was Paul’s obligation? After his experience with Christ on the road to Damascus, his whole life was consumed with spreading the Good News of salvation. His obligation was to the people of the entire world. He met his obligation by proclaiming Christ’s salvation to people—across all cultural, social, racial, and economic lines, both Jews and Gentiles.
Paul was eager to preach the Gospel. Is our Christian service done in a spirit of eagerness? Or do we serve out of habit, a feeling of obligation, or perhaps even with a feeling of reluctant duty (much like a child who has to take a bath)? When we fully understand what Christ has done for us and what He offers to others, we will be motivated to share the Good News. Ask God to rekindle that fresh eager attitude that wants to obey Him and to tell others about Christ.