My, Devotion to Him #68
VERSE PASSAGE: John 1:41 “The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ).” – NIV
Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus to share his faith and bring another to Christ. And look who it was that he brought.
Peter became one of the greatest apostles of Jesus. He preached on the day of Pentecost and saw 3,000 born again. He healed a lame man at the gate of the temple and 5,000 were born again as a result. Introduced Christianity to the Gentiles, and wrote two books of the Bible which have ministered to millions of people through the centuries.
Just think of how many millions of people Peter touched, and Andrew was responsible for it all. The accomplishments of Peter recorded in scripture, far outnumber those of Andrew, and yet without Andrew, Peter would not have known Jesus.
In the eyes of God, what Andrew did was just as important as what Peter did. As the one who introduced Peter to Jesus, Andrew had a part in everything that Peter did. In the day when we receive our rewards from the Lord, Andrew will share in every reward that Peter receives.
Very few of us will shake our world as Peter did his, but all of us are called to share our faith with others as Andrew did. And who knows? One of those that you reach could be the next Peter.
Think about what that means and could look like. You could share your faith with someone and they could come to Christ and get saved. That one person could go on to reach millions like Billy Graham, Smith Wigglesworth, Samuel Rodriguez, John Piper, Charles Swindoll, Charles Stanley, Creflo Dollar, Alex Kendrick, Francis Chan, Paul Washer, Tony Evans, Trip Lee, Lecrae, C.S Lewis. We do not know until we share our faith. Do not be bummed or discouraged. If we can share our faith and bring someone to Christ and God decides to use that person in amazing ways you will be rewarded because you listened and shared your faith.
How awesome is that? We need to advance the kingdom of God and this is another avenue of doing so. By us not sharing our faith we are not advancing God’s Kingdom.
Be blessed my brothers and sisters in Christ.
Copyright © 2017 by Jacob D. Olinger