Jack Hibbs (June-27-2022) Weekly Devotional: WORDS OF LIFE
Acts 5:20 - “Speak to the people all the words of this life.”
Never in human history have people been so busy saying so much that, in the end, means so little. From morning to night, we make phone calls and texting. Our cars have become extensions of our offices, and even in-flight airline passengers are able to talk to those on the ground. The business of life is unavoidable, but what about the most important business of all… that of our Father?
Jesus said, “I must be about My Father’s business.” (Luke 2:49) If the Son of God considered this His number one interest, so should we. Personally, I have discovered that God delights in answering my prayers to send me where He bids. And when I get there, I find great fulfillment in speaking what He has placed on my heart. But sharing the “words of life” isn’t only for pastors, quite the opposite. You, dear believer, have something powerful to say because Jesus Christ has touched your life.
Let’s be honest. How many times have you eaten a fantastic meal or done something cool and fun and didn’t tell somebody about it?
Jesus commanded us to go into all the world and proclaim the gospel, and as we do, we must also share what great things He has done. These are the things that our worn-down, sin-sick world needs to hear. Jesus is the answer to life’s tests and trials because He alone has the words of everlasting life.
May the Lord fill you today with a passion for sharing what you know with a world that needs to hear it.