《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.” (2Ti 4:2)
Meditation one: Brothers and sisters, have you still been depending on other people to feed you since the day you were saved? Paul said, “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow.” (1Co 3:6) The salvation of grace was given to us and we need to respond the grace. The genuine action of responding the grace is to preach the gospel. We simply sow the seeds of the gospel, and the Holy Spirit will work in the hearts of the people. What we do is only the work of planting and watering. Only God can make people’s lives grow.
Meditation two: Why do Christians have to “preach the word” regardless in season or out of season? This is because, at the end of the ages, people’s hearts will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, and prefer to satisfy their own desires with comfortable new teachings, new theologies, and new mysteries. We often think a strong spirit means “in season” and a weak spirit indicates “out of season”. If you want to wait until your spirit is strong, then Satan will continue disturbing you to let you find excuses for not preaching the gospel. Even if you have a fervent spirit, many things can still draw you away. In fact, before God, whenever you evangelize, it is “in season”.
Prayer: Thank God heavenly Father, because You have revealed the words of eternal life in the Bible to me, and through my faith I know that I have eternal life. Please use me, as long as there is an opportunity. I am willing to share the gospel with others under any circumstances, so others can also receive the blessings of the gospel that we have. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!