14 I am obligated both to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. 15 That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome.
Paul had a “God given” sense of obligation to all people to bring the good news about Jesus to them. It was the key to his preparation, his sense of obligation had prepared him for the task. Where did this sense of obligation come from? It came from the Holy Spirit, the same Holy Spirit who will confirm our own obligations . . . that all should hear about Jesus and that none should perish. Perhaps it was this thought from Paul that inspired Oswald Chambers to write, “So long as there is one human being who does not know Jesus Christ, I am his debtor to serve him until he does” (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- Who do you sense God wants you to serve today?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for the nation of China.