For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich to all who call on him. For, “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in him whom they have not heard? How will they hear without a preacher? And how will they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:
“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Good News of peace,
who bring glad tidings of good things!”
God isn’t mean. In fact, the Bible tells us that He “is rich to all who call on Him.” The Jews are God’s chosen people in that they were given special tasks to do for the world, but you could say that, in a sense, all of us were chosen. Every single one of us was chosen by God to exist and to bear His likeness. Every single one of us is special to Him for the purpose that He made us for.
God doesn’t only listen to a specific group of people. He tells us that “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.” God is good, but He has put us into the process of spreading this goodness around. There are things that Christians must do in order for God’s salvation to spread.
People don’t call on God unless they believe in Him first and they can’t believe in Him without hearing about Him and they can’t hear about Him without someone telling them. Paul also tells us that in order for people to go out and tell others about God, they need to be sent out. This may mean that we need to pay for them so that they don’t have to waste time earning money while they try to tell people about God. I believe it also means that we need to pray for them so that God’s message will be accepted by those who are listening.
When we participate in this process, we are doing what God has called us to do and we are beautiful to God and men. When we give our prayers or money, we are a part of the sending process. When we go and tell people about God we are a part of the speaking process. Either way we are participating in the process. What better thing is there to do in this life but to save people from destruction and help them to gain eternal life? What more honorable thing is there than to bring good news of God?