In Romans 1:16, this same man wrote, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation for everyone who believes.” In 1 Corinthians 2:2 he explained, “I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” And in 1 Corinthians 9:16 Paul noted, “When I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”
What compelled Paul to discipline himself to this heavy commitment to evangelism? What beliefs fostered these statements? If we could believe what Paul believed, and see what God sees, then to us evangelism would be everything, and everything would be evangelism! So let’s look at what Paul knew.
That was why Paul was so committed to evangelism. He believed life’s greatest privilege is to be chosen by God to receive salvation. And the second greatest privilege is to help someone else to experience that same salvation.
Patrick Morley, A Man’s Guide to the Spiritual Disciplines: 12 Habits to Strengthen Your Walk with Christ (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2008).