The Willingness To Reason With People

S. O. A. P.

Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!

S-cripture:

Acts 17:17

So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those who happened to be there.

O-bservation:

While in Athens, the seat of philosophy, the scripture tells us that St. Paul reasoned with everyone who would listen. Of course, his reasoning was about Jesus Christ the Lord of heaven and ascended Messiah. There was no warring at this point; instead there was simply, “Reasoning.”

A-pplication:

To reason with people is to say that you’re willing to listen to their side. I’m sure you feel like me, I could never yield my faith in Jesus to some other religious persuasion or philosophy of humanity. However, I also know that most folks don’t respond well to men or women with sandwich boards draped over their necks telling them where to go with a bull horn. AND of course that Jesus also loves them. The Apostle Paul was totally versed in Old Testament faith. He knew that it was Isaiah who had said that the Christian’s main advantage comes when he or she is willing to sit down and reason with people (Is. 1:18). As never before, we must be so well versed in Scripture and so seasoned with testimonies of God’s grace in our lives that it will cause us to enter into debate with broken people in order to draw them out of darkness and into God’s marvelous light. It simply takes, “A Willingness To Reason With People.”

P-rayer:

Dear Jesus,

Thank You that You have chosen me to draw people out of darkness through the loving Word Of God. Sometimes I have to pinch myself You’ve blessed me so much! Amen

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