Fear of the Message of Christ

Friday, January 22, 2021

God’s Word is powerful. Many Muslims have seen friends or relatives converted to Christ after reading his Word. Often these Muslim onlookers mistakenly attribute the conversion to a bewitching power in the Gospel. There are countless stories of Muslims who have burned or shredded a Bible or a New Testament because they were afraid to read or hear what it said.

My friend Ismael told me that when he saw one of his friends turn to Christ he thought it was because of some magic power in the “Book of Christians.” Another friend told me that her mother would never allow her to mention the name of Jesus. That mother was always afraid that “somehow” she herself would become Christian if she heard about Christ.

Prayer

Our God, we thank you for the message of life and freedom that you sent us through Christ our Lord and Savior. Thank you because he has set us free from sin and given us life eternal. We pray for Muslims, O Lord. They do not know the value of Christ’s message.

Although the Gospel is a stumbling block and foolishness to Muslims, I pray that you will open their eyes and minds to see in it the power of God and the wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:23-24).

Instead of fear, give them peace. Instead of alarm, give them calm. Instead of darkness, send the light of your word into their hearts to brighten their beings with meaning and purpose in Christ. In the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, set them on the right path. Christ is the Way.

In the name of Jesus, your Son, our Lord, we pray.

Promise

Good and upright is the LORD; therefore he instructs sinners in his ways. He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way (Psalm 25:8-9).

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