Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Servant To All Men

"to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some."
1 Corinthians 9:22

Paul's desired not only to instruct sinners but also to save them.
He would have them renewed in heart, forgiven, sanctified, and saved.
Paul knew the ruin of man's natural state.
He saw men sinking to hell.
He wanted to save them from the wrath to come.
He traveled everywhere to preach the gospel.
He never stopped his labor for the gospel.
He warned and pleaded with men to be reconciled to God.
To save souls was his consuming passion, his ambition, his calling. 
He wanted to become a servant to all men.
He laid aside his will and preferences.
His all-absorbing desire was only to preach the gospel.
If he might save some, he would be content.
Let us desire to live like Paul.
Let us be filled with an undying zeal for the souls of men.
Let us seek to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in the salvation of men.

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