10th March: Proverbs 1:20-33 - The Gospel is not to be kept to ourselves.
This section begins with the words, 'Wisdom calls aloud in the street, she raises her voice in the public squares' (20) and ends with the words, 'whoever listens to Me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm' (33). The Gospel is not to be kept to ourselves. Christ is to be proclaimed. Why is it so important that we tell others about our Saviour, Jesus Christ? - It is because He offers salvation to all who come to Him: 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved' (Romans 10:13). Later on, in Proverbs, we read, 'he who wins souls is wise' (11:30). Those who are wise will pray for a greater fulfilment of the Lord's promise: 'you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses...' (Acts 1:8). Filled with the Holy Spirit, we will speak the Word of God boldly (Acts 4:31).