For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. 1 Corinthians 9:16
Look at me! I preached the gospel and thousands became saved, my name becomes well known, money comes pouring in, is this true Christianity? No but sounds familiar doesn’t it?
Like Paul said , if I truly preach the gospel do I have anything to brag about? No, because its clear I’m a wretched sinner only saved by the grace of God and the blood of Jesus Christ. If I preach the gospel does anyone become saved because of me? Absolutely not! Only the Holy Spirit can draw the walking dead to Christ.
For if I do this voluntarily, I have a reward; but if against my will, I have a stewardship entrusted to me. 1 Corinthians 9:17
As Paul said “Woe is us if we don’t preach the gospel” , if you know the cure to cancer would you keep it a secret? Then why would you keep the only way to Salvation a secret? Do you hate humanity that much that you rather watch them all perish into the pit?
Our marching orders are clear, preach the gospel. Whether I want to or not, I’m a slave to Christ! If anyone comes saved from my preaching Glory to God, for its only by him and through him we can become saved.
Preach the gospel at all times, you never know how the Holy Spirit will work!