Key Verse: But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. —Acts 20:24
As a man, I almost always prefer to be working, but Paul reminds me that the most important work I do is the relational work of pointing other people toward Jesus.
When Paul preached to the church at Ephesus in Acts 20, he knew that he was headed toward prison. The Holy Spirit told him what lay ahead, and he embraced it. The Bible tells us Paul learned to be content no matter his circumstances, which included being imprisoned and facing death. Paul focused on the work that mattered. Are you willing to put aside your life (or your productivity) for an opportunity to share the Gospel? May we be willing to do just that.
Prayer: Father, we know that You love us, and continually express Your love through mercy and grace You give us each day. Grow our love for the Gospel, that we would see Your love as worth more than anything else, and that Your love would drive us to share the gospel recklessly with everyone around us