Our scripture this morning is Romans 10:11-15.
As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.” For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Paul continues his lesson with a discussion of our call to share the Gospel with the world. He explains the Great Commission that charges us to continue Christ’s ministry with the simple thought “how will people know Jesus unless we tell them about Him?” This is the way the Good News has spread, from that time up to the present moment.
This passage begins with the truth that we are all the same and the same Lord cares for us all (v. 12). When we see each other as brothers and sisters, it should encourage us to make sure everyone has heard the wonderful story of salvation and the joy we know in Jesus. Sharing our faith is the most important thing we will ever do.
Someone once described Christianity as the most beautiful pyramid scheme ever devised. As Paul demonstrated, his sharing of the teachings of Jesus led those who heard to reshare with others. Take time this week to talk to someone about the love of Jesus!
Gracious God, we are grateful for all Your many blessings, none more important than sending us Your Son. Help us to tell the world about the wonderful love and forgiveness You offer us all. Amen.