Dedication of Love

Romans 9:3 (KJV) For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh:

I found this verse to shake me to the core this morning. I had to ask myself, “Am I willing to lose my salvation, spend eternity in hell, cut off from the love of God and His Christ, Jesus my Lord, to see Americans saved?”

The idea of such a thing is impossible but how much passion do I really have to win the lost? Am I willing to give all, lose all, to gain all of my nation for the Lord?

The Apostle Paul had this kind of selfless love and commitment to proclaim the gospel to his people, the Jews. While he was sent to the Gentiles, he still bore a great concern for the salvation of his nation in his heart.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer expressed this thought of passionate service to God this way: “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.”

Take a few moments today and consider the depth of your commitment to the cause of Christ while remembering the heart of God.

2 Peter 3:9 (NKJV) The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance

Jesus said:

John 12:24 (NKJV) Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.

Jesus gave His all to satisfy the heart of the Father.

Can we do less?
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