How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?
— Romans 10:14
Since "calling on the name of the Lord"
is essential for salvation (Acts 22:16; Romans 10:9-13), then what is going to happen if we don't speak about Jesus with those who do not know him? We must share Jesus with everyone who will listen. That "someone preaching to them"
must be us — you and me! Plus, we do not want to miss out on the promise the Lord
made to us: "So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven..."
(Matthew 10:32 ESV).
Concerned and loving Father, I know the people in my life were put there by you. Please make me bolder and more respectful in my witness to others about Jesus and his sacrifice. Please give me the wisdom to know when to speak to them about the Gospel. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.