READ 1 CORINTHIANS 9:19-23
Though I am free and belong to no one, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.
In these verses, we read a powerful testimony from the Apostle Paul. We see his urgency to share the good news of Jesus with everyone, regardless of his or her place in society or religious background. Paul had a powerful transformational experience with Jesus (Acts 9) and was willing to go to great lengths to make sure everyone had the same opportunity.
What do you experience as you read these words from Paul? Are you willing to overcome discomfort to pray for, invest in, and invite people who are different than you? If you could translate Paul’s words to reflect the world around you, what would you say?
As you continue to pray for your two for ten this week, ask God to help you step outside your comfort zone so that “some might be saved.”