Week 5: Don’t Sweat It

Apr 5, 2024

PRAY

Take a moment and be still. Pray as the Lord would lead you: praise Him, confess your sin to Him, thank Him for the grace you have received, and ask of Him according to His will and your desires! Pray that as you read from His word, that the Lord would make His truth clear to you to align your heart with His.

Prayer is a very important part of this time, spending time with the Lord is more than just reading His book: it is a conversation!

READ THIS PASSAGE

Romans 9:14-18, “What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be! For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it does not depend on the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.”

BRIEF COMMENTARY

When we read something like the Great Commission which we read last week; it is easy to feel burdened with the weight of salvation for others. I find myself frantic, feeling as though if I don’t share the gospel right now, a person may never hear it and then be separated from God. This passage out of Romans tells us this relieving truth; it’s not up to you to save, that’s something only God can do.

We are commanded to share the gospel and to then baptize and teach them what God has said. Never once in scripture does God command us to save anyone, because the truth if this: only God can do that. As you share the gospel with one another and the communities you serve during this Rush season, remember that it is God who saved and who brings life. Your part is only to obey in sharing this truth and take joy in being used by God in that way.

 

QUESTIONS:

  1. What are some ways in which you believe it is your responsibility to save others?
  2. What would it look like for you to rest in the Lord’s sovereignty for the salvation of others?
  3. How can you encourage those around you to rest in the Lord’s plan of salvation?