Thursday, August 31, 2006

Many Samaritans Believe

39 Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman's testimony, "He told me everything I ever did." 40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they urged him to stay with them, and he stayed two days. 41 And because of his words many more became believers.

42 They said to the woman, "We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world."

Many Samaritans Believe. Because of her testimony, her words, many people found out about our Savior and believed. Because of His words, many more became believers. Dear brothers, we need to exhibit the fruits of the Spirit. We need to first love everyone - not just other believers, but everyone. We are called to love our neighbors, even if they are not "in our club". But, dear believers, how better can you show your love for men than to tell them about the Savior? You don't need to judge them - they are condemned already. (John 3:16) You need to approach them as one who has been spared yourself, bringing the only truth that can save him from his sins. The only gospel that can spare him from the wrath of God. Whoever rejects the Son will not see life, God's wrath remains on him. (John 3:36) Because of their stubborness and unrepentant heart, they are storing up wrath for themselves. (Romans 2:5)

How can you say you love someone if you refuse to tell him the truth? Read that again. How can you say you love someone if you refuse to tell him the truth? If your idea of love is to feed and clothe him, and it stops there... you are glorifying yourself, not your king. Dear brother, I know you love Him. I know you want to show His love to others. But, please, please, please, tell people the truth. Without Christ, without repenting of sin and placing complete trust in Jesus Christ, men are lost.

Any one who trusts in Him will never be put to shame. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile - Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

  • How can they call on Him if they have not believed in Him?
  • How can they believe in Him if they have not heard?
  • How can they hear without someone telling them?
How beautiful the feet of those who bring the Good News! (Romans 10) Smell your feet.

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