For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 1 Corinthians 15:3
There are a lot of things that appear to be very important in the lives of people. Depending upon what the situation a person is in depends upon what is considered as the most important factor at the moment.
When a person wakes up late, having overslept, the most important thing at the moment is to get going and get to work on time. When a person lives in a controlled neighborhood, and it has been raining steady for two weeks, the most important thing is to get the lawn mowed.
When a person has not had any money to buy food and the cupboards are empty, the most important thing is to find food to eat. When a person has been seriously injured in an auto accident, the most important thing is to get to a doctor quickly. When a person is in the water and is sinking, drowning, the most important thing is to get to safety.
In the eyes of most people, what is most important changes on a regular basis. However, there is one thing that surpasses all things in the level of importance. That one thing is the knowledge that Jesus Christ died for the sins of a person.
One can be on time for work, have the law mowed, have food, have healing, get to safety, but if the sins are not forgiven, then all those things are meaningless. Everything except the forgiveness of sins is temporary fixes, not permanent and eternal.
Many believers start out with trying to change a sinner from sinful ways or to get him to look different or for him to go to a church. The message needs to start out with Jesus dying for their sins and the need to have the forgiveness Jesus provides.
You would not need to believe in Jesus, if Jesus had not died for your sins. There would be no purpose in following Him. If this is true for your life, it is also true for everyone else.
Paul knew this and reminded the people of what he passed on to them, that they should pass it on to others.
As a believer, what knowledge is most important to you? What information must you pass on to others?
I pray today that you will know the salvation Jesus provides; that you will pass on the knowledge of the reason Jesus died on the cross; that you will be a witness of what Jesus did; and that you will live for God because of what Jesu did for you.