“I have heard that there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some for us, so that we may live and not die”
How had Jacob heard? I have no idea. But the point is he had “heard.” The word had been spread; the news had travelled. It somehow reached Jacob’s ears.
‘Evangelism is one beggar telling another where to find bread.’
We have good news that can save people’s lives. It is literally a matter of life and death. Here is the challenge, expressed in Paul’s water-tight logic:
“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14, 15a).
PRAYER: Lord, I get the logic of Paul’s words. I so want to tell other ‘beggars’ about the ‘bread’ I have found. I really do. But I admit I also find this difficult. As you see the sincere desire of my heart to tell people about you, please give me the courage to open my mouth so that present day ‘Jacobs’ may hear the good news.