This was in the subject line of an email that showed up in my account last week sent by an evangelical children’s ministry. Immediately I thought, what if today was the very last day to share the gospel? What effect would it have upon me? What would change about my day? What would be different about my decisions? Who would I want to talk to about Christ? Then I realized, today could be the last day for me here on earth. The Rapture could occur today or the Lord could call me Home.
You know, I think that if we really, really believed that each day we lived was the very last day for us here on earth “to go with the gospel,” our motives, attitude and goals would be different. The gospel would have a profound, immediate effect upon us.
- We would live separated unto the gospel (Romans 1:1).
- We would not be ashamed of the gospel (Romans 1:16).
- We would long for souls to be saved by the gospel (Romans 10:1)
- We would make it our aim to proclaim the gospel (Romans 15:20)
- We would not want to hinder the gospel (1 Corinthians 9:12)
- We would pray for boldness to share the gospel (Ephesians 6:18-19)
- We would endure hardship for the gospel (Philippians 1:14)
So, what will be different about your day today as well as your weekend based on the truth of the gospel and the promise of Christ’s imminent return (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)?
Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel (Philippians 1:27)