DAY 55: Faith Comes from Hearing

Read: Romans 10:14-11:12

Think: By now, the reader is convinced that Paul wants everyone to share the Gospel message with others. Paul, in essence, is enlisting an army of others who will, like him, take the Good News message (the Great Commission) to communities, cities and regions where the Gospel has never been preached. In today’s reading, you can almost hear his voice get louder and grow more intense as he says, “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, ‘How beautiful are the feet of the messengers who bring the good news!’ But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, ‘Lord, who has believed our message?’ So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.’” 

Act: Do you regularly share the Good News? Is it always on your mind to tell others about Jesus? Do you have an extra supply of Bibles on hand to give to people who are seeking God? Do you know how to share the Gospel using Romans Road (Romans 3:23, 5:8, 6:23, and 10:9-10)? I hope so! God needs you on His team of messengers to bring the good news message to your neighborhood, workplace, community, or campus. What is one thing you can do today to become a more effective messenger of the Gospel?

Pray: Dear Lord, show me my “sector” in which I am to share the Gospel. Show me what I need to do today to become more equipped and effective as a messenger of this great Good News. And please give me more courage to articulate the Gospel anytime You need me to share with a friend or a stranger. I’m on Your team! Amen.

Be full of faith today!