January 17, 2014
“As the truth of Christ is in me, no man shall stop me of this boasting in the regions of Achaia.” (2 Corinthians 11:10)
The apostle Paul was ery concerned about some men who claimed to be apostles, but who preached a false gospel. The letter Paul wrote to the brethren was intended to expose the false teachers and to defend his ministry as an apostle of Jesus Christ.
Paul reminded the believers how Christians from Macedonia had provided for his needs so that he would not be a burden to them. As surely as the truth of Christ was in him, no one in the region of Achaia would stop his boasting. He would continue to do what he was doing in order to stop those who were masquerading as apostles of Christ.
As we read of the problems faced by the apostles in the early church, we realize that our missionaries face similar problems as they seek to share the good news of the gospel in foreign lands. False teachers abound, cults, witch doctors, and many other groups who claim to be Godly, lead the people astray. We must continually pray for our missionaries and for the people to whom they witness.
As the truth of Christ is in them, they reach out to those who desperately need the Lord in their lives. We must also reach out to those in our land who have never made a profession of faith, and who need to be saved. May we be busy about our Father’s business.
We know there are false teachers,
In our world today.
And we must be concerned about them,
That Christ they need to obey.
As just as the apostle Paul reached out,
To men who were lost,
We must share the gospel message,
And tell them wht our salvation cost.
Dear Lord, As the truth of Christ is in us, may we share it with those who do not know Him. In Jesus name we pray. A-men.