Galatians 1:6 Are You A Deserter?

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel. Galatians 1:6

A person who chooses to leave his post during a battle is a deserter. It is giving up or going over to the enemy’s side during a battle.

Very few people like a person who is a deserter. Soldiers in the army who choose to desert during a battle are punished with some of the highest forms of punishment. At one time, they were even killed for deserting their post.

As Paul opens his letter to the Galatians, he immediately talks about how he could not believe that some were deserting Jesus for a different gospel.

At the moment a believer chooses to follow Jesus, he is enlisted into the army of God and is put into a battle for his life and the lives of others. There is only one way to be in this army and that is through the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is by the grace of Christ that one is allowed to be in God’s army.

The gospel of Christ is the only way and the only truth. However, many in the church, after being a believer, have chosen to follow a different gospel. Many have chosen to call things that God calls sin as though it was not sin. Some have chosen to believe that there are other ways to God besides Jesus. Some have chosen to continue to sin, because God will forgive them.

Making the choice to believe in things that are not from God as though they are, is deserting Christ and following a different gospel or truth. It is choosing to side with the enemy–the world. It is denying Christ, something a true believer would never do.

If you have chosen to believe in and follow Jesus, you are now in God’s army and there is only one way to live. That way is by the commands of God. God is your supreme commander and with only one truth to follow.

Do not allow yourself to be deceived by the world to cause you to desert Christ so that you may live in sin. Do not live a lie, but live by the truth of Christ–the gospel message.

You are a soldier in God’s army, will you become a deserter?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the truth of Jesus; that you will remain faithful in God’s army; that you will not desert God’s truth; and God will open your eyes to the deception of the enemy.

Romans 1:14-15 Are You Eager To Spread The Gospel?

I am obligated to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. Romans 1:14-15

Any person who has really good news is always eager to pass it on to others around him. Those who have good news that can help others are also eager to pass it on to anyone and everyone that they can.

Car salesmen often seem very eager to sell a person some new car. To the salesperson it is the best thing on the market and everyone needs it right now.

Paul, in his letter to the Romans, tells them that he is obligated to everyone, regardless of who they are. He is very eager to preach the gospel to everyone in Rome.

All over the world people are seeking for and desiring life, a long life. Very few actually want to die. The sad part is that the answer to eternal life is available, but many do not get to hear about.

The person who has heard the gospel and accepted it, believing in Jesus for forgiveness of sins and gaining eternal life, now has the greatest news of all time. However, many believers do not pass that information, that great news on. They hold that great news to themselves, not wanting to sound preachy or pushy.

Since the believer has the greatest news of all time, he should be very eager to pass that news on, to allow every person a chance at having eternal life. Each and every day the believer will have opportunities to tell someone about Jesus.

Doing this is showing the greatest love to a person that can be shown. Not telling a person about Jesus is showing hatred towards that person.

Every day you get opportunities to talk to various people. What is the first thing that you want to talk about?

Allow God to put His love in your heart for the people so that you will desire and be eager to tell them about Jesus. Despite all the important things that can be talked about in life, nothing is more important than the salvation of a soul.

Be eager to tell others about Jesus. Seek opportunities to tell more and more people about Him. The more people you tell about Jesus, the more people can choose to follow Him and have eternal life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will have God’s heart of love towards all people; that you will tell as many as possible about Jesus; that you will be eager to tell people about Jesus; and that God will save many people through your message.