“He That Wins Souls Is Wise (Part 1)”

He That Wins Souls

Is Wise (Part 1)

Wade Webster

By inspiration, Solomon wrote, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise” (Prov. 11:30).  In a day and age when the Great Commission has become the Great Omission, we need to be reminded of the wisdom of winning souls (Mt. 28:18-20).

It Is Wise To Win Souls Because God Declared Such

This statement didn’t spring from fallible man, but from an infallible God (Rom. 11:33).   Likely, those in our world don’t see winning souls as a wise use of one’s time (life).  As you know, the preaching of the cross is foolishness to them that perish.  However, to those of us who are saved, it is the power and the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 1:18, 21).  Our world would call the rich farmer who purposed to lay up goods so that he could eat, drink, and be merry for many years wise (Lk. 12:13-21).  However, God called him a fool.

It Is Wise To Win Souls Because Jesus Did Such

Jesus came to “seek and to save that which was lost” (Lk. 19:10; 1 Tim. 1:15, 17).  Jesus spent His life doing those things that pleased His Father (John 8:29).  As you know, God was well pleased with His Son and twice declared such from heaven (Mt. 3:17; 17:5).  On Pentecost, Peter declared that Jesus was “a man approved of God” (Acts 2:22).  As you know, Jesus left us an example that we should follow in His steps (1 Pet. 2:21).  We are supposed to be walking as He walked (1 John 2:6).

It Is Wise To Win Souls Because The Soul Demands Such

Just one soul is worth more than the whole world (Mt. 16:26).  There simply is no greater work in which we can be involved because of that which we are trying to save. The word that we have been given has the power to save souls (Jam. 1:21; Rom. 1:16).  How can we sit idly by with the antidote while our neighbor dies from the snakebite of sin?  How can we sit idly by with the water of life while our neighbor dies from spiritual thirst?