“To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak.
I have become all things to all people,
that by all means I might save some.”
—1 Corinthians 9.22
Good morning! Today is Saturday, May 16, 2020 and it is going to be sunny, 85 degrees with 10% chance of a rain. Hello Saturday! What do you want to do today? What first comes to mind?
The apostle Paul knew how he wanted to spend his Saturday. Paul said he desired to win the weak and save some. Paul was obsessed with Jesus Christ. Jesus made a return trip to earth to convert Paul from his self-salvation. Paul was a religious tightwad—he was void of God’s grace and laid heavy religious burdens on the shoulders of other people.
Jesus, however, spun Paul on his head like a top, gave him a new heart and sent him out to preach a message of salvation by grace instead of works. Jesus said, “…he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel” (Acts 9.15). Jesus graciously saved Paul and then branded His mission on Paul’s heart.
Therefore, Paul’s life was marked by sharing God’s grace in Christ Jesus. He wanted to win the weak and save some. Another well known man named John Calvin said: “We will have so much that our salvation will be all the greater, and our glory too, when we win many for God.”
What do you want today? Would you like to imitate Paul? Go win the weak and save some.
Pastor Mic Knox
John Calvin, 2 Timothy Sermon, p.158.