“However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.”
What a sacrificial attitude Paul has when he addresses the elders of the church in Ephesus. Paul had lived quite a life before God transformed him, but here he has only one message to deliver and he makes no apologies for be being bold in speaking the gospel of repentance from sin by turning to God through faith in Christ. He not only has the message, but he has an overwhelming passion to deliver it, in spite of the persecution and suffering that he knows awaits him for doing so. He knows that his life pales in comparison to the crown of life that awaits him after death, if he remains faithful to the calling of Christ on his life. In Verse 28 he pleads with the leaders to follow the same, stand firm on the Truth and shepherd the flock; the church, faithfully.
Friends, like Paul, let’s not weary of well doing. Find that passion to deliver the message of God’s grace, in spite of…
Our life pales in comparison to what awaits for our faithful service.