OPEN HEAVENS DEVOTIONAL – MONDAY – 26/08/2013 – BE WISE, WIN SOULS BY PASTOR E.A. ADEBOYE

BE WISE, WIN SOULS

MEMORY VERSE
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise
Proverbs 11:30

READ
Proverbs 11:29-31

Proverbs 11:29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

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

Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

MESSAGE
 Psalm 111:10 says

if you will be wise at all, you will start by fearing God.

Proverbs 3:7 says,

“Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”

This means it is not what men think wisdom is that is truly wisdom, but what God calls wisdom. Also, it tells us that it is wisdom to avoid sin in its entirety and foolishness to live in sin. Are you born-again? God says you have started your journey into wisdom. Any step into sin therefore is dumping wisdom for foolishness. Show me a wise believer and I will show you a believer who keeps sin at arms-length. How close are you to sin?

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

Another yardstick for measuring wisdom is the ability to win souls. The scripture did not say the fellow who wins a soul to Christ once in a long while – say three or six months, is wise, but the fellow who continues to win souls. If you win souls once in a while, you are to be commended: you are at the periphery of wisdom. But if you want to be counted as wise, you must do so more often. We live at the end time and there is a massive assignment God has for today believers in Christ that involves serious, planned and sustained soul winning. The wise believers will be actively involved in soul winning irrespective of their primary calling or department, while the foolish believers will occupy themselves with activities that have no bearing with soul winning. Some day God will draw a line between the wise and the foolish, between the soul winners and believers who refuse to win souls. On that day, where will you fall? How many souls have you won to the Lord this year, this month or this week? Key into soul winning and key into wisdom and eternal blessing today!

ACTION POINT 
The Holy Spirit is searching all over the world, for those few He can partner with in evangelism. Will you be one of them?

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