‘And this good news of the kingdom (the Gospel) will be preached throughout the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then will come the end.’ – Matthew 24:14
LIGHT FOR NOW: Everyone needs to know that Christ paid for his sin.
The Old Testament was meant for the Jews, and not for everyone, whereas, the New Testament was written to everyone. You may ask ‘Why?’ Today’s key text furnishes us with the answer. The New Testament must be dispensed to everyone. The New Testament is the Good news about Christ. The text refers to it as the Gospel. This Good News is about Christ’s suffering, death, burial and ascension.
It is Good News because it meets every man’s vital need. Not everyone is sick, neither is everyone poor, and some people enjoy a measure of good health. However, there is a challenge facing all men; irrespective of one’s age, race, nationality and religion. It is the need to break loose from the firm grip of sin! Every man is a sinner. Paul speaking to the believers in Rome stated: ‘For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God(Romans 3:23). Through sin, man lost his grounds, rights and privileges as a son of God. Sin de-natured man. By the righteous demand of the law, man had to die. Justice demanded that a righteous man should die in the stead of the sinner. Oh, it takes a free man to bail a bond man!
The incarnation of God paved way for the down-payment for man’s sin. Christ became flesh and dwelt among men (John 1:14). He suffered for man, accepted his sin and died. He rose again in victory. ‘Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forebearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus’(Romans 3:24-26).This is how man was justified – his faith in the sufferings of Christ, His death, resurrection and the glorious ascension! This is what the Gospel is all about – all that Christ did for the remission of man’s sin.For many to be liberated from the paws of sin, this Gospel must be preached to every man. As a believer, a necessity is laid upon you to preach the Word! Everyone needs to know that Christ paid for his sin. So, make it an aim to share the Word with at least a soul each day. Do so in season and out of season. Preach the Word! Preach the Good News! It is a course of wisdom to do so!
INSTRUCTION: Preach the Word each day.
PRAYER: I have the boldness to preach the Gospel, in Jesus Name.
FOR MORE LIGHT, get the message “The Realities of the New Testament”
QUOTE:He who shares the Good News is wise.
DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: LEVITICUS CHAPTER 24; EVENING: 2 CORINTHIANS. CHAPTER 4