Woe is Me – 5/16/20

Mike Engelsgjerd

1 Corinthians 9:16 – “For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion; for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel.”


Paul speaks here of his stewardship of preaching the Gospel (cr Eph 3:1-13). The word “preach,” from which we get the word “evangelism”, means to proclaim glad tidings. Evangelism often intimidates us, but it is simply proclaiming the truth of Christ and the excellencies of Him who called us from darkness to light (1 Peter 2:9). Let us thank God for our salvation and pray for opportunities to proclaim the Gospel to a dying world!