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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”
Very rarely did the Apostle Paul ever go to any city where he didn’t come under continued fire and abuse from the Jewish leaders. After preaching for some time in the city of Corinth, he was so badly opposed and eventually abused that he said. “Fine, do what you want, I’m no longer responsible for you. From this point on I will go to the Gentiles.”
This is not just about Jewish people in Paul’s day opposing the gospel; this is about anyone who opposes the Gospel of Jesus. The truth is you can’t save anyone and I can’t either! Jesus said, “No man can come to me unless the father draws him” (John 6:44, paraphrase). Sometimes, after you tell someone the “Good News” and they’re oppositional, it’s better to shake off the bad experience and move on to someone else. As much as we love people, it’s important to remember … “We Can’t Save Them!” Only Jesus can save and satisfy. We’re called to promote the “Good News of Jesus.”
This AM, I am reminded that You are the Savior and I am the teller of “Good News.” May I always keep that straight. Because I know … I can’t save anybody! Amen