June 23, 2019
After being repeatedly rejected, persecuted, and beaten by them, why is it that Paul would continue to reason with and witness to the Jews? He once walked in their shoes and understood just how blind they were. He knew just how lost they were. While he was not responsible for their salvation, he was responsible for sharing the Gospel with those around him. And that same responsibility rests on us, as well. Romans 10:13-17 tells us as much.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.