David Jeremiah (October-24-2022) Daily Devotional: No Better News.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded. Matthew 28:19-20
Recommended Reading: Isaiah 42:1-7 - THE SERVANT OF THE LORD
42 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold,My Elect One in whom My soul delights!I have put My Spirit upon Him;He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.2 He will not cry out, nor raise His voice,Nor cause His voice to be heard in the street.3 A bruised reed He will not break,And smoking flax He will not quench;He will bring forth justice for truth.4 He will not fail nor be discouraged,Till He has established justice in the earth;And the coastlands shall wait for His law.” 5 Thus says God the Lord,Who created the heavens and stretched them out,Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it,Who gives breath to the people on it,And spirit to those who walk on it:6 “I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,And will hold Your hand;I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,As a light to the Gentiles,7 To open blind eyes,To bring out prisoners from the prison,Those who sit in darkness from the prison house.
John 3:16 clearly states that the whole world is the object of God’s love. Though Jesus was sent first to the house of Israel (Matthew 15:24; Romans 1:16), it was so Israel might be readied to fulfill her role of being a “light to the Gentiles” (Isaiah 42:6; 49:6). From the beginning, “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself” (2 Corinthians 5:19).
When Israel failed to fulfill her role, Christ called out a people to take the Good News of God’s love into all the world. In His last days on earth, He commissioned His apostles to go into the world and make disciples by baptizing and teaching everything He had taught them during His time on earth. The Church in every generation has inherited that Great Commission as a responsibility to be carried out until Christ’s return.
The world today is hungry for good news. And there is no better news than “God so loved the world.” Look for a way to share that message today.
The Gospel is not a secret to be hoarded but a story to be heralded. - Vance Havner