Acts 20:24 – But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry I received from the Lord Jesus to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
Paul is giving advice to the Ephesian elders and tells them that his life by itself has no value. In spite of beatings, imprisonment, Paul lives to preach the Good News of the grace of God through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul’s life is the mission to share the gospel with both Jew and Gentile, plant churches, develop and encourage their leaders. Paul allows the Holy Spirit to guide him and give him strength to continue his ministry and finish strong.
The love and the undeserving grace God offers us through Jesus is the most powerful thing in the world and has overcome death and can change lives. Paul, who once lived to persecute Jesus and believers is one of the greatest missionaries ever and author of letters to guide the church body. I must recognize that my my life, my value comes from God and live my life with the purpose to share the love and gospel of Jesus in a relatable way with everyone. This is Jesus last words and it my responsibility to live life on mission for Him.
Thank you for creating us and your love and grace in saving us through Jesus. Help your Spirit guide me to live on mission to proclaim the gospel of Jesus.