wanted-poster-500It is far more pleasant to remember that there is a reward for bringing men to mercy, and that it is of a higher order than the premium for bringing men to justice; it is, moreover, much more within our reach, and that is a practical point worthy of our notice. We cannot all hunt down criminals, but we may all rescue the perishing. God be thanked that assassins and burglars are comparatively few, but sinners who need to be sought and saved swarm around us in every place. Here is scope for you all; and none need think himself shut out from the rewards which love bestows on all who do her service.
At the mention of the word REWARD, some will prick up their ears, and mutter “legality.” Yet the reward we speak of is not of debt, but of grace; and it is enjoyed, not with the proud conceit of merit, but with the grateful delight of humility. – C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Telling others about Christ and what He has done for them, is not an obligation. It is not a chain we wear on our back or tied to our leg. It is sheer pleasure and desire for the child of God to share with others what their Father is doing for them past, present, and future.  Our reward is the pleasure of God as He is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him (DG quote).

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
and whoever captures souls is wise.”
Proverbs 11:30 ESV

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About Chuck Mullis

I am the husband of Valerie and the father of Russell & Hannah. I am a self-employed contractor living in rural North Carolina as well as an ordained Southern Baptist Minister serving Living Water Baptist Church.

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