You don’t have to have a doctorate degree to major in soul-winning. Don and Ralph were two great men who demonstrated this countless times. Don was an elderly man who was hard of hearing. He could be identified by his high-pitched voice. But Don was a diehard soul-winner. He loved to tell people how to go to Heaven. For several years, Don served as a phone operator for our church during our television broadcasts. At the time of his death a few months ago, Don had led over 600 people to Christ.
Ralph was the first member of our church. Like Don, he loved sharing his faith with others. He had a physical handicap, which caused him to sometimes spit uncontrollably, but he didn’t let it stop him from spreading the gospel. Sometimes he would ask my father to close the deal with a person who was ready to trust in Christ. God used Ralph to win many people during his lifetime.
These men had true wisdom and an understanding of the essence of life, as stated in Proverbs 11:30, The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. Nothing else mattered to them. Their lives were consumed by a strong passion to see others join them in Heaven. This is true wisdom, because it puts a premium on eternity. I can assure you that they have found the treasures of Heaven well worth the labors they invested here below.
What are you doing to populate Heaven? The fruit of an apple tree is apples; the fruit of a Christian is another Christian. I challenge you to make a difference for eternity by telling someone about Jesus Christ today. That is true wisdom — you won’t find it in a textbook.
You don’t have to have a doctorate degree to major in soul-winning. — Unknown Author
Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.