Acts 26:13-18 (KJV)

13 At midday, O king, I saw in the way a light from heaven, above the brightness of the sun, shining round about me and them which journeyed with me.
14 And when we were all fallen to the earth, I heard a voice speaking unto me, and saying in the Hebrew tongue, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.
15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.
16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee,
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

What is the most worthwhile investment a person can make in life?

Is it a great stock that produces enormous dividends? Or a satisfying, lucrative career? For some, family might be the answer, while others might choose giving time and treasure to the church. All of these things are good, but the Lord showed Paul what He considered to be the best use of our lives: Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.

When you become an instrument in God’s hands as He transfers someone from the realm of darkness into the kingdom of His Son, you make a difference in the person’s eternal destiny.

Not only that, but Satan also receives a devastating blow. Just imagine the defeat he suffered when Paul turned to Jesus. The same holds true for any new believer: All the Devil’s plans for that individual are thwarted. As a person begins to live in God’s will, there’s no telling what the Lord will do in and through him.

Furthermore, whenever you introduce someone to the Savior, you’re carrying out the work of the church.

Jesus told His followers to make disciples of all nations (Matt. 28:19). This gigantic task is accomplished one person at a time, as we each do our part to share the gospel.

God’s plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple–one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we’re busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone’s eternal destiny is at stake.

The joy you’ll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.

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