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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
"The Glow of the Gospel"
“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.”—II Corinthians 3:7-9
Many years ago some men were panning for gold in Montana, and one of them found an unusual stone. Breaking it open, he was excited to see that it contained gold. Working eagerly, the men soon discovered an abundance of the precious metal. Happily, they began shouting with delight, "We've found it! We've found gold! We're rich!" They had to interrupt their celebrating, though, to go into a nearby town and stock up on supplies. Before they left camp, the men agreed not to tell a soul about their find. Indeed, no one breathed a word about it to anyone while they were in town. Much to their dismay, however, when they were about to return, hundreds of men were prepared to follow them. When they asked the crowd to tell who "squealed," the reply came, "No one had to. Your faces showed it!”
Many Christians have a difficult time opening their mouths to tell of the great riches of Jesus Christ. Maybe fear of being rejected, or pride, or a lack of Bible knowledge are among the reasons for silencing our witness. Whatever the cause, a Christian who has found the riches of Jesus should have a face that gives it away! The joy of the Lord, the glow of Heaven, and the happiness of salvation should shine through us to a lost world!
Remember, the gold mine of wealth that we have in Christ is not to be kept a secret. There is more wealth in this mine than all eternity could exhaust. Christian, let the glow of the Gospel be seen everywhere you go.