Why does the Lord want us to be ready to tell people about salvation at a moment’s notice? One reason is that the Lord is not willing that any should perish; He wants everyone to be saved. (2 Pet 3:9)
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. (2 Tim 4:2) He wants us to be ready whether it’s convenient and whether it’s inconvenient—when the world mentality (at any given time) is “pro-Christian” or “anti-Christian.” Our heart attitude should be eager to share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.
No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. (2 Tim 2:3-4) The warfare in which we’re engaged is to share the gospel with as many people as possible, regardless of their response or reaction. Leave that part in God’s hands. When we accepted Christ as our Savior, we were automatically enlisted as a soldier in the army of the Living God.
You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men . . . (2 Cor 3:2) Not only do we share the gospel with our words, but we share it by the lives that we live. People will read us as easily as they read a book or a letter.
What are you sharing through your day-to-day life? Is your readiness joyous and filled with hope and courage? If so, then it will be good and edifying to read!
Do you have a need in your life? Then, it’s time to reason with God!
I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted. [justified] – Isaiah 43:25, 26 NKJV, bracketed word added
The Lord wants us to “put Him in remembrance” and to reason with Him (Isa. 1:18) and to state our case for receiving the blessings of salvation. Forgiveness and justification have been provided to us through Jesus, our Savior. All of the blessings of salvation are ours through Jesus Christ.
Take words with you, and return to the Lord; say to Him, “Take away all iniquity; receive us graciously, for we will offer the sacrifices of our lips.” – Hosea 14:2 NKJV
We are to take words with us to the Lord—His own words! He also desires that we offer the sacrifices of our lips (our praise) to Him. (Heb. 15:15) He is pleased when we trust in His Word, obey it, and rely upon it.
And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand. – Isaiah 51:16a, b NKJV
Here the Lord says He has put His words in our mouths, and has covered us with the shadow of His hand. As we remind Him of His Word, and tell Him that we know it’s true and that we’re relying upon it, He takes pleasure in our faith and our hope in Him. As we speak God’s own words by faith, He provides all that we need in every area; and He protects us under His sheltering hand. Glory to God!