And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. (Romans 10:15)
John the Baptist said, “And don’t presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that God is able to raise up children for Abraham from these stones.” He said this to deter anyone who might think that they become a part of the family of God through anything but an act of God’s will. God does not need anyone. But in today’s passage the Apostle Paul writes in Romans 10:15, “And how can they preach unless they are sent?” So does God need us to preach the good news?
God does not need us to preach the good news. What John the Baptist said is still true. If God wanted to, he could save people without you. But the fact is that God has ordained and chosen that the way the gospel will spread is through his people proclaiming the death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ. As Christians, God has not ordered things for us to sit on the sidelines. He has recruited us to get in the game. To take part in his work. Do not misunderstand me when I say this: We don’t have to share the good news, we get to share the good news.