“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? Romans 10:14
Paul had just talked about how a person is saved. It is by believing in what Jesus had done–dying on the cross and raising from the dead. It is by confessing that Jesus is Lord. Then he begins to ask a few good questions. Those questions simplify down to how can someone believe in someone who they have never heard about?
Growing up in the 1970s it seemed like everyone knew about Jesus. You could not go anywhere without seeing a sign or hearing of someone saying something about Jesus. He seemed to be very popular. Since then things have changed.
Today it is very uncommon to see things in the public about Jesus. Many people believe (or at least claim to believe) in God. Yet, when you ask them about what they believe, they really don’t know. Most people do not believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. Many others believe in Jesus, but also believe in Allah, Buddha, and all other gods out there.
For those that do not believe in Jesus, many it is because they have never really heard of Him outside of jokes on television or as a curse word. They do not know who He is because no one has told them.
If you are a believer in Jesus, at some point in your life someone told you about Him. Had they not told you, you would not be a believer today.
In this same way you must tell others about Jesus. Paul calls it preaching. That word scares many people. They feel they must be a certified minister to preach. Yet, all that is, is telling others what they know about Jesus.
Will you be willing today to tell someone about Jesus? Tell them what He has done for you and can do for them. Tell them about His love for them.
Tell everyone you meet about Jesus, and see who God can touch and change their hearts. Some of those you tell will turn to Jesus. Remember they cannot believe in Jesus unless you tell them about Jesus.
I pray today that Jesus will be real in your heart and life today; that you will believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will tell others about Jesus; and that Jesus will draw many to Himself through your testimony.