THE STORY OF JESUS: Acts 18:1-8
“Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it.” (Acts 18:6)
As a Jesus follower, I am eager to show people who Jesus is.
Not for my own sake, but for theirs, that they may know LIFE in Him.
Being devoted to sharing Jesus can be hard, when people do not receive it.
Paul’s passion was to help his fellow Jews find the promised messiah (Romans 9:3).
But here in Corinth he faces their stubborn refusal and rejection.
In typical Jewish fashion, he shakes off their dust (Matthew 10:14).
This dramatic action honours their freedom to refuse.
It is not an act of judgment (only God can judge), but an act of release.
As a Jesus follower, we do not force or pressure anyone to believe us.
As hard as it is for someone we love, we need to leave them to God.
Only He can reach beyond the walls of their hearts to change them.
Life without God and Jesus is unsustainable; it unravels without them.
God uses our folly and misery to show us this need, and to draw us back.
Like the prodigal son, letting go is the best way to help them back.
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, letting go of someone you love is the hardest thing to do. Help me to trust that You keep working, even when I have reached my limits.