The Apostle Paul desired to be “all things to all people by all means” because he wanted to win the more: to reach more people for Christ and make an eternal difference for humanity (see 1 Corinthians 9:19–22). Although his efforts as a teacher, evangelist, and missionary were commendable—even miraculous—it was through the medium of writing that Paul truly succeeded in this endeavor.
Too often, we limit the methods or ways we share our faith. Not Paul, he wanted to use all available means. Not to be some things to some people, but to be all things to all people. This task would not be an easy one, but Paul felt it was possible with a servant’s heart. That’s where his writing came in. Using pastoral letters called epistles, he impacted the world . . . and he still does today.
“Even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved. Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 10:33–11:1 NIV).
May God lead us as we follow Paul’s example in servitude and Christ’s example at the Cross—a high call indeed.