Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. (NKJV)
Melvin Graham, Billy’s younger brother, recently said on a national telecast:
I just want to be a Nobody, willing to tell Everybody,
that there is Somebody, who can save Anybody.
Far from a quaint, witty cliche, there’s a mountain of sound doctrine in this one sentence summary of the Christian life. It covers the doctrines of sin, humility, evangelism, salvation, atonement, and God’s power.
- I just want to be a Nobody
- Willing to tell Everybody
- That there is Somebody
- Who can save Anybody
Understanding the Biblical truth behind this quote makes it much more than just another cute Christian quip. Knowing the doctrine that girds it up, makes it worthy of being remembered and utilized. If you have trouble remembering the basic elements of explaining Christianity, this saying is a great tool.
It contains a solid four point Salvation message that can be used to share the Gospel of Christ with others, as well as remind us personally of our position, duty, Savior and mission in life.
I just want to be a Nobody, willing to tell Everybody, that there is Somebody, who can save Anybody.
Father in Heaven, help to us understand why we should be a nobody who obeys your command to tell everybody about Your Precious Somebody, Jesus who can save anybody. In His Name, Amen.
Contemplation: Can you adequately explain the basics of your faith? Have you ever made a conscious effort to learn how to explain man’s problem, and God’s solution?
Application: We should be ready and able to defend our faith and explain the basics of Christianity.
- What is the most obvious Bible truth you have learned today?
- What change in your life needs to be made concerning this truth?
- What specific thing will you do today to begin that change?