Dare 2B Daring – August 09, 2018
A daily devotional published by Risk Takers for Christ, Inc.
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“Your piety is worthless unless it leads you to wish that the same mercy which has been extended to you may bless the whole world.” – C. H. Spurgeon
The Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines fire insurance as “insurance against loss from damage or destruction of specified property by fire.” Most Christians I know would probably define it somewhat differently: "avoiding the fires of hell through saving faith in the sacrificial and atoning death of Jesus Christ.”
However, herein lies the problem…
According to numerous surveys, more than 90% of professing Christians never share their faith with anyone, let alone lead an unsaved person to Christ. Unbelievable, huh? But also, very true… and tragically so.
Imagine for a moment that you happen upon a house that is engulfed by flames. As you approach the house, you hear several terrified screams from inside. One comes from a young mother, who begs you to save her three infant children. The other screams are from the trapped children themselves.
Would you not do everything in your power to rescue the mother and her children? Of course, you would! And yet, every day, you and I pass by hundreds of people who are in far more serious danger. Their earthly houses may not be burning down, but their eternal souls are at stake, hanging in the balance – precariously – between heaven and hell.
And what is more precious: a house, a human life or an eternal soul? Exactly!
You and I may have our “fire insurance”, but most people don’t. In fact, it is estimated that 80,000 people die without Christ every single day. So, please join me in committing to witness more urgently, more passionately, and more consistently. Let’s start with those around us and not stop until we reach the uttermost part of the earth (Acts 1:8).
“And on some have compassion, making a distinction; but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.” Jude 22-23 (NKJV)
- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President