Such as I have give I thee

rise-up-and-walikActs 3:6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

I look with anticipation to this month of reading the book of Acts. What stands out in this passage, as well as in the theme of the book is this: that the early church and early disciples looked for every opportunity they could find to preach Christ to the lost. Whether it was along the road side, at a place of false religion, to a crowd, in prison, or any other time, these men looked for an opportunity to give the Gospel to people. They lived the Gospel. And they continually shared the Gospel.

As I evaluate my life, I think that sometimes we compartmentalize our time and efforts of sharing the Gospel. We set it to the side as something we do on Tuesday night and possibly Saturday. But the model in the Gospels, Acts, and through the New Testament is that we’re to be constantly looking for opportunities to share the Gospel. My prayer is that, even today, I’d be on the lookout and ready to share the Gospel when the opportunity arises. That’s why Christ gave His life. That’s why we’re here. That’s our calling. Might we not forget it. We might not have much money. We might not have silver and gold. But we have something far more valuable – Jesus Christ. Might we be ready and willing to share Him today.

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