Verse of the Day
I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ…Preach the word! [2 Timothy 4:1-2 – NKJV]
I’ve never displayed bumper stickers on my cars. I just can’t imagine that anyone would care or be influenced by my opinion, about my political ideology or my candidate of choice, where I went to college, my favorite NFL team, my child being an honor student (or beating up your honor student), or any one of the many social issues of the day. I think I’m fairly well-informed and believe that my opinions are well-reasoned, but “Who cares, right?” Sharing our opinions with others is a tricky thing. There are always two (or more) sides to any issue, so you are bound to get into controversy if you go overboard in expressing how you feel about something. That’s why many people subscribe to the “no politics and no religion” rule at the dinner table. But there are times when your opinion does make a difference—so much so, in fact, that it’s a matter of life and death.
In today’s passage the Apostle Paul charges us to preach the Word. It is a life-changing and saving experience. It’s the one time when your opinion really does matter! So share the Good News of Jesus Christ with everyone you meet today!