Paul gives us three ways we commit to the cross. We must understand that…
#1: I am a debtor
A man called the police and reported that all of his wife’s credit cards had been stolen. Then he added, “But don’t look too hard for the thief. He’s charging less than my wife ever did.”
Paul did not mean that he owed a debt of money but that he was a debtor or he was “bound by obligation and duty.” He owed the debt of sharing the gospel.
I am a debtor to many great preachers. I stand on the shoulders of men like Jonathan Edwards, Charles Spurgeon and G. Campbell Morgan. I am indebted to men that within my brief life I have been privileged to hear like Darryl Dunn, Tom Farrell, Glen Schunk, Ron Comfort, Bob Jones Jr, Jerry Sivnksty, Billy Kelly, James Zaspell, VL Martin, Ian Paisley, Bud Lyles, Joel Weaver, Lester Roloff and Oliver Greene.
As a believer, because Christ has saved me, I owe a debt to all men regardless of their station in life to share the message of the cross. So do you.
#2: I am to be ready
Paul said, “So as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel.” He was impassioned with the gospel. Are you “ready” to share it today?