Dear Friends of "Dial Daily Bread,"
Probably all of us have studied about how we should witness more, how it is our duty to do so, and what we must do, possibly resulting in guilt for not doing more.
But there is a bright spot: Christ's death was complete for the whole world--for every human being. As a wise writer has said, "The atonement for a lost world was ... exceedingly abundant to reach every soul that God had created. It could not be restricted so as not to exceed the number who would accept the great Gift. ... There [is] enough and to spare."
Thank God for this truth that Christ accomplished something for every human soul. He died for the world. You can tell anyone, "Christ died for you; He paid the price for your sins; He died your second death; there is no reason under heaven why you must die the second death--He died it for you! What He accomplished is a blessed gift, it's far more than an 'offer' that depends on your goodness."
There are many in the world who will respond when they hear the message clearly and simply so they can understand. The bottleneck right now is our own failure to understand how good the Good News really is!
Jesus made one of His most profound statements when He said that if anyone truly believes in Him, he or she will become a source of the Good News. In His deepest soul will flow a well of living water.
You won't be consuming precious time lamenting how little you have done; or dreading the final judgment day because you haven't done more. The "truth of the gospel" (Gal. 2:5) will captivate your interest and your enthusiasm; it will flow out from you to others without your realizing what's happening.
--Robert J. Wieland
From the "Dial Daily Bread" Archive: September 19, 2004.
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