April 19, 2023

Focused on the Gospel

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“To those who are under the Law, I became as one under the Law … so that I might gain those who are under the Law … I have become all things to all people, so that I may by all means save some.”—1 Corinthians 9:20–22 NASB

Can we imagine purchasing ten records just to listen to one short piece of music? How bulky! How impractical! Yet for many years, this was normal—until 1948 with the introduction of something remarkable: the long-playing phonograph record (LP).

The LP made it possible to pack as much as an hour of music or information on one disk. By the millions, people bought record players and records. At that time, this was state of the art. But many wondered if sound and recorded music could be improved.

Technology continued to change, bringing innovations. The stereo was added in the 1950s. Records themselves were impacted by the development of audio tapes and compact disks (CDs). In recent years, streaming and internet downloads have become the standard with fewer CDs being sold.

Changes in technology impact the entertainment and business communities and provide more options for consumers. But technology also provides important new tools for evangelism and discipleship, giving us new ways to reach people for Christ and deliver the Gospel, as well as new ways to provide teaching tools and connect believers.

Join in the prayer that God will help us use technology to deliver the Gospel. Make sure you seek first His Kingdom. Dedicate your life to serving Him and bringing the Gospel to the nations. Let Him use you to impact lives for Christ.

Reflection Question: With whom can you share the Gospel today or this week?

Father, give me a burden for souls. Open my eyes to how I can help spread the Gospel. I commit my resources to You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
1 Corinthians 9