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April 26 Devotion: Obligation or Burden

Obligation Or Burden

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

A verse I’m sure all of you reading this know well. A verse we will often turn to when dealing with the lost. There is no gray area here. It tells us we all have sinned. Therefore, if we know that all have sinned, then we know that all need to call on God for salvation. How concerned are we about those that don’t call out to God?

This past Easter Sunday we had many people in church who don’t come on a regular basis. There was also some that do come often, but have not made a profession and accepted Christ as their Savior. It has bothered me all week that we didn’t see anyone walk the aisle and get saved. Our Pastor has said in the past that he remembers a time when if a service took place and someone didn’t get saved that people were on the altar asking God if there was anything in their lives to keep someone from being saved. Do we have that same burden today? We will pray for the lost, and we want to see people get saved. Is that more out of obligation or a burden? Do we request prayer and pray because that’s what we are supposed to do as a Christian or because we truly want to see others accept Christ?

Do you have a burden today for the lost, or an obligation as a Christian?

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson

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