We Can Have the Same Conviction as Paul (Mon. Sept. 6)

The word of the day is “all.”  Many say that  Christ died “for me.”  But that thought does not compel those who are assured that they are saved to seek salvation for anyone else.  It is content with the conviction that the  promise of eternal life is “for me.”  But in our reading of 2 Corinthians 5:10-15, Paul writes, “We judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; and He died for all (OSB vs. 14-15).  Today we examine Paul’s motives for his zealous  preaching of the Gospel.  And we find that its root is his absolute certainty of the divine judgment to come and of the love of God who desires the salvation of all.  We then…