7/22 1 Corinthians 9:22b-23

22b I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. 23 I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.

The salvation of a lost soul is of invaluable worth; therefore, I will set aside anything that might offend the person with whom I am sharing so that they might hear the message. I will intentionally look for the things we have in common so that the person can relate to what I am saying. I'll be cautious as to how to best express spiritual truths in ways that my listener is most likely to comprehend and receive. And, of course, I'll seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit as to what might connect with what He is already doing in the person's heart.

There is nothing more exciting than being an instrument of sharing the Good News. Seeing a spiritual birth is as exciting and mysteriously wonderful as a physical birth. Paul said that he would share in the blessing of the gospel when he led others to salvation.

While knowing a set of salvation verses may be helpful, each person we share with is unique. Each person has an untraveled road to Christ. If we are to be a guide along that road, we have to walk with that person. It is often a sacrifice of time and a commitment to pray and follow through, but the blessing is more than worth it.

Consider: Has the Lord put you in the life of someone that hasn't heard the Good News of salvation through Jesus and life in Him? Are you praying for them daily and watching for opportunities to share? How can you relate to them right where they are?