Romans 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.
Paul communicates a love for his brothers that is so deep that he would trade his own salvation for theirs.
I want to see people saved, but at what expense to myself. I want to see people found, but at what cost to my own life. The type of commitment that Paul discusses is a commitment much deeper than my own. Obviously salvation doesn’t work like this. Jesus is the only one who needed to trade his life for the life of mankind and for that I am grateful. But what is the great commission costing me? What parts of my life am I willing to lay down and lose for the the sake of others hearing and believing?
A couple things…
-Do I care about others enough to sacrifice? Whether it is time, energy, convenience?
-Do I embrace my own salvation and cherish it enough to wish others had what I have? Or do I take it for granted?
Father I need an adjustment in my heart. Thank you for challenging me.