Monday, January 23, 2012

Carrying the Weight of the Gospel

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it. 1 Corinthians 10:13

When a personal trainer instructs his client to bench press a heavy weight, he spots the individual. If the client is not able to carry the weight, the trainer helps lift the weight so the trainee does not suffer injury. God wants us to carry the weight of the gospel. He wants us to share it with others. Sometimes sharing the gospel can be difficult. Not everyone responds positively to the good news. Persecution can be painful, and no one likes to be rejected. But the Lord will not allow us to take on more than we can handle.

God wants us to have a passion for souls. Some have called this having a “burden for souls”. The plight of the sinner should weigh heavily upon our consciences. Those that have a burden for souls, pray often for the unsaved. They are poised, ready for any opportunity to share the message. Let’s take up our cross and follow the Master. Let’s allow Him to use us in the fight for men’s souls. Though the battle can make us weary, our Father will not give us more than we can handle.

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