Lines for Ladies
By Pat McAlister

Don’t we often hear someone say that they don’t know enough to become a Christian? They were not raised up in the church or they haven’t attended church in years. Just how much do we need to know to become a Christian? Read Acts: 16:25-34. The Philippian jailer had listened to Paul and Silas sing and pray to God while they were in chains in prison. He had fallen asleep. Then a great earthquake occurred, opening the doors and loosening their chains. This frightened the jailer and he was about to kill himself when Paul stopped him. The jailer asked what he must do to be saved. Paul told him that he must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then Paul and Silas told the word of the Lord to them and the jailer and his entire entire household were baptized immediately.


The jailer did not have to know everything initially. He needed to believe. He needed to be baptized. The knowledge of obeying God’s word would follow. God takes care of the rest.


“It is the same with My word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.” (Isaiah 55:11, The Book) We must plant the seed as Paul and Silas did there in that prison. Most likely, they were praising God, not thinking about touching someone’s heart.

That is exactly how our lives are. Others look at what we are doing, whether we mean for them to or not. Therefore, our lives must be doing good for God. We plant the seeds, He makes them grow.



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