...the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many." - Matthew 20:28
One of the most important habits we can develop when we are young is to care for others salvation. There is a divine concept in the Bible that is really beautiful. That is, we can't fully make progress in our Christian life until we are actively helping someone else make progress in theirs. In Ephesians 3:2 Paul said that the stewardship of grace was not given to him solely for his enjoyment: "If indeed you have heard of the stewardship of the grace of God which was given to me for you." This reflects the giving nature of the Triune God. If you've ever wondered how to avoid plateauing spiritually the secret lies in caring for others. Give of your time. Give of your energy. Learn to have a heart for others. That's the subject of this week's podcast.
In the Bible several places speak of the salvation we experience when we care for others. Here are a few:
"Take heed to yourself and to your teaching...for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you." - I Timothy 4:16
"And he who waters will also be watered himself." - Proverbs 11:25
"If you lay these things before the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, being nourished with the words of the faith and of the good teaching which you have closely followed." - I Timothy 4:6