From my reading in Romans 9:1-15 in the One Year Bible New Testament.
Someone has to sacrifice for someone else to be saved.
Jesus sacrificed his life so that we could be saved. The Apostle Paul was not only willing to die to see his Jewish brothers and sisters saved he was willing to go to Hell for them!
“My heart is filled with bitter sorrow and unending grief for my people, my Jewish brothers and sisters. I would be willing to be forever cursed—cut off from Christ!—if that would save them.” Romans 9:2-3
That is radical love! You may not be at the same place as Paul but the question is…
What are you willing to sacrifice to see people saved?
Money? Time? Energy? Comfort? All of these things need to be sacrificed for people to get saved.
It takes money to send missionaries and support churches.
It takes time to invest in others and share the good news with people.
It takes energy to pray for people and really care about the lost.
It takes us going out of our comfort zones and being willing to do awkward things sometimes.
Maybe a better question is…What are you NOT willing to sacrifice to see people saved?
What you are not willing to give up is often the thing that has become your idol.
I encourage you to pray that God would bring you to a place where you are willing to give up your very life for others to come to Jesus.
We all must sacrifice something in order to see others saved and the see gospel spread to the whole world!
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