June 16

Posted on Jun 16, 2017

Sometimes younger believers don’t engage in witnessing because older Christians around them haven’t given them a good example. This is often true, but it is still not a good reason to be a dumb priest (see 1 Pet 2:9). If you have no good examples, then be one. Timothy, a young man, was called on to be an example (see 1 Tim 4:12). The best way to learn evangelism is to do it. Memorize some good gospel passages. Practice explaining how to be saved with a Christian friend. Pray for opportunities. Then go with the confidence that the Lord is with you (Mt 28:20), the Spirit has gone before you to prepare hearts (Jn 16:8), and that God gives the increase (1 Cor 3:6). In the recounting of David’s mighty men in 1 Samuel 23, we hear the repeated refrain that “the Lord wrought a great victory” (vv. 10, 12). It is our responsibility to show up for the battle; then with confidence we can declare: “Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ” (2 Cor 2:14).

Today’s Reading: Psalms 68-70   Memorize: Luke 12:6-7