For Christians, the race begins at the Cross,
and so does the High Call.
The High Call of Writing
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:
“For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; and to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might win Jews; to those who are under the law, as under the law, that I might win those who are under the law; to those who are without law, as without law (not being without law toward God, but under law toward Christ), that I might win those who are without law; to the weak I became as weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all men, that I might by all means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:19–22 NKJV, bold emphasis mine).
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 to “win the more.”
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 writings 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 Calvary—a high call indeed.
PUT IT IN WRITING
The Lord gave me this answer: “Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance. Put it in writing” (Habakkuk 2:2–3a GNT).
“Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe” (Philippians 3:1 NKJV).
Aren’t you glad Moses or those who scribed for him wrote down what God said in the beginning? Because he recorded the creation story in Genesis, we know what happened and how it happened. The same is true for other books in the Bible. Isaiah and Jeremiah penned their prophecies. David kept track of his songs in Psalms. Solomon saved copies of his wisdom in Proverbs. In Revelation, John transcribed future events
Even Paul recorded his teachings about Christ, and now they are safely preserved in our Bibles to read whenever we need them. Good words should be preserved—the message clear, concise, and easy to read—that’s where we come in as writers. When we put God’s truth down on tablets, it keeps it safe for others. With just a glance, they can find hope, encouragement, and faith.