Thursday, March 8, 2012

Gods enduring Word!

Paul was chained up in prison for a long time, but he maintained his preaching of the good news to the churches and people in and around.
Would you do that?
I would certainly find it difficult to remain positive while being treated like dirt and in prison. But think why Paul was in prison...because he was preaching the word of God.
As it says in 2 Timothy 2:8-9

Always remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of King David, was raised from the dead. This is the Good News I preach. And because I preach this Good News, I am suffering and have been chained like a criminal. But the word of God cannot be chained.
Paul didn’t feel disheartened by being in prison, in fact he preached even more. The people that locked him up thought that if he was ‘put away’, then they would keep him quiet. But in fact, as he says in the last part of that verse...”The Word of God cannot be chained”.

The Word of God lives forever. This is the way that God wanted it. This is one of the ways of  how God made  it possible for others to come to Him and learn about Him and be saved.
We should be able to go through anything to bring glory to the Lord. Look at verse 10:

So I am willing to endure anything if it will bring salvation and eternal glory in Christ Jesus to those.
I think of one example. Writing to people in prison. Yes, they are there because they did wrong in their lives, but God will forgive if they turn to Him and call His name! And you may be the answer that they were looking for. Don't be scared of them or let their situation be a deterrent, they are still people in this world and they still deserve Gods grace...You are just the medium.

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