Vs. 1 Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
Vs. 13 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
Vs. 15 … “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Vs. 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel.
Vs. 21 But of Israel He (God) says, “All day long I have held out my hands to a disobedient and contrary people.”
The good news of Jesus is for everyone!
Paul wants everyone to hear this good news.
Paul has the desire for everyone to be saved.
God is there waiting with his arms out for all people.
But not everyone will respond to the good news of the gospel of Christ.
So Paul’s desire is matched up and in alignment with God’s desire … for everyone to have a saving faith.
Is this where my desire is? That others would have a saving faith?
They need to hear the good news of Jesus… Well I bring it to them?
Certainly they may not respond well to the news of Jesus.
But that is not my responsibility.
My responsibility is to be the “hands and feet” of Jesus.
And it is beautiful feet that bring good news!
Why would I ever be hesitant to do this?
I am bringing them to a God who “all day long holds his and out”.
Thank you God for good news!
Thank you for my saving faith.
Help my desire to match your desire.
Give me courage to bring your good news to everyone you would have me to.
Thank you that your arms are wide open.
In Jesus name, amen.