lance-grandahl-435209-unsplashThe following is an excerpt from the daily devotional Solid Joys by Pastor John Piper. You can listen to the whole thing by clicking here.

The devotional is based on Matthew 24:14.

And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.” (Matthew 24:14 ESV)

“I don’t know any more inspiring missionary promise than this word from Jesus.”

“Not: This gospel should be preached.
Not: This gospel might be preached.
But: This gospel will be preached.”

“This is not a great commission, nor a great commandment. It is a great certainty, a great confidence.”

“The cause of world missions is absolutely assured of success. It cannot fail. Is it not reasonable, then, that we pray with great faith, that we invest with great confidence, and that we go with a sense of sure triumph?”

Amen to this great promise of Jesus Christ our Lord. Let us not fail to take part in the great work he is doing in the world!