Today’s Passage – Daniel 10 – 12 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)

(Second Milers also read – Hebrews 9 – 13; Psalms 86 – 90; Proverbs 18)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Isaiah 40:31

Read the “0918 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.” – (Daniel 12:3)

“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” – (Proverbs 11:30)

Several years ago I received a text message from a very excited member of our church. She had taken a trip down to North Carolina to visit with her father who was very sick. She was concerned about her father’s physical health, but she was even more concerned about his spiritual condition. This young lady had never led anyone to Christ before and she was very apprehensive, but because she had such a love and burden for her dad, she boldly shared Christ with him. Praise the Lord! Her father was gloriously saved. I do not know that in the future she will go on to “turn many to righteousness”, or not; but I do know that she was shining like a star the day she was used of the Lord to win her father.

I don’t know about you, but that story encourages me to be a better soul winner. I want to share Christ with the world around me. There was a time in my life when I was overflowing with the gospel; I witnessed to everybody. But, to my shame, somewhere along the way, I lost some of that zeal. I want it back. Daniel says that people who turn many to righteousness will “shine.” The darker the world gets, the easier it should be to shine for Christ. Paul told the Church at Philippi: “That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life;…” (Philippians 2:15-16a). Proverbs states that soul winners are wise. Harry Ironside said this: “May ours be the wisdom that leads us so to walk as to commend the gospel of Christ to all with whom we come in contact, that thus we may be in very deed winners of souls, turning many to righteousness.”

A great practical tip for being a soul winner is carrying gospel tracts with you wherever you go. If the Lord put someone in your path and an opportunity presents itself, it is easy to give the person a tract. If their reaction to the tract is positive, then you can try to talk to them further.

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Bob Fenton
Bob Fenton
6 months ago

Amen Pastor. “The only alternative to soul winning is disobedience to Christ “
Curtis Hudson.

Desiree Ann Jones
Desiree Ann Jones
6 months ago

amen i will be passing out tracks tomn at cooper hospital in camden. to let the families know that god will provide and take care of your loved one.

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