Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
May 31 Scripture Selection: Romans 10
Food for Thought: Rom. 10:13-17
For some reason, this scripture seems to get misinterpreted and cause some to feel “off the hook” when it comes to sharing their faith. They think to share their faith, they would have to be “a preacher” and be “sent” formally after graduating from seminary or the like. While preachers certainly should be prepared and bold in sharing the Gospel, they are not the only ones who are sent.
A “preacher” could be anyone who proclaims the Gospel. And it doesn’t have to be a person commissioned or sent by some presbytery, counsel, or some other church authority. In addition, the preacher doesn’t have to stand behind a pulpit before a crowd. We all qualify to take the Gospel if we are born again, and we all are sent by the Holy Spirit within us. If we know nothing more than what it takes to receive Christ as Savior, then that is more than enough to preach the Good News.
Everyone who is a bearer of Good News fulfills this scripture. It’s high time believers leave religious tradition aside and begin to see themselves as the ones with the beautiful feet who take the Gospel of peace and the glad tidings of good things to the ones in need.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):