You Should Have Bid More

David C. Egner of RBC ministries wrote a daily devotional yesterday that discusses Proverbs 11:30: “He who wins souls is wise.”

Guess who they mentioned in in the piece?!

Go me.

But apparently, $504 is nothing compared to what you should be paying to convert souls to Christ.

According to Egner:

The apostle Paul gave a lot more than $504 in his endeavor to bring the gospel to people who had never heard of Jesus Christ. He traveled many long, hard miles across the world. In a gripping account he told of his experiences: shipwreck, imprisonment, floggings, stoning, beatings, exhaustion, hunger, cold, and peril (2 Cor. 11:23-28).

Man! No Christians offered up the willingness to get flogged in lieu of cash bids!

This devotional has taught me one thing: I’m cheap.

The next auction for my soul will be in increments of years of imprisonment the bidder will endure.


[tags]David C. Egner, RBC ministries, Proverbs, eBay, atheist, atheism, Hemant Mehta, soul, Christ, Christianity, apostle, Paul, Jesus[/tags]

  • Karen

    Mentioned!? Don’t be so humble: You’re the lead item and basic subject of the whole piece!

    I don’t know if you realize it, but Our Daily Bread is a hugely popular devotional tract that gets handed out at church services, Sunday schools and bible study groups all over the country. It’s used very widely and has been for many years.

    Interesting timing, with your book coming out and all (I just pre-ordered it, by the way, along with Parenting Beyond Belief). ;-)

  • http://www.friendlyatheist.com Hemant

    I don’t know if you realize it, but Our Daily Bread is a hugely popular devotional tract that gets handed out at church services, Sunday schools and bible study groups all over the country. It’s used very widely and has been for many years.

    Karen– Really? I didn’t know it was so popular. But… um… yay! :) Thanks for sharing!

  • jason

    this is interesting! actually obc goes all around the world in many different languages, but do think that your importance in this world has changed because they used you as an example? odb has been going for many decades using examples like this everyday. i give you credit for noticing it. you must be very sharp! by the way, did you do your time? which church did you go to and how was your experience?

  • Will

    I know this is completely unrelated to this post, but did you happen to see this story? Ted Haggard is apparently “completely heterosexual” now.


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