The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)


Do you want to be wise? Proverbs 11:30 says, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.” He that wins souls is wise! You are the righteous in Jesus Christ, and Jesus Christ was the greatest Soul-Winner ever. He was always “about His Father’s business.” And you can be, too. 

For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live]. Ephesians 2:10 AMPC

What greater “good works” are there, but to set a person free from the works of the devil and to populate heaven by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ? There’s no greater joy than to see a lost, hurting soul come into the Kingdom of God. Even the angels in heaven rejoice, “That’s the way God responds every time one lost sinner repents and turns to him. He says to all his angels, ‘Let’s have a joyous celebration, for that one who was lost I have found!’” (Luke 15:10 TPT).


Father, thank you for my own salvation and for using me for such a time as this to bring the glorious news of the gospel of Jesus Christ to lost and hurting souls. I rejoice with You and all of Heaven! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

This devotional is excerpted from Bill Winston’s mini-book, Be My Witness. To order this motivating mini-book, click here

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