Muretus, a very learned yet poor man, on one occasion fell ill. He was taken to a place where the destitute were kept. The doctors, discussing his case in Latin, said, “This poor creature is of no value to anyone. It is unnecessary to spend time and effort on one so worthless.” Muretus, the scholar that he was, spoke to them in Latin and made this remarkable utterance: “Call no man worthless for whom Christ died.”
One of the reasons that we are not reaching more people with the gospel is our failure to realize the value of a soul. Jesus died for all men (Hebrews 2:9). The grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men (Titus 2:11). The value of a soul, Jesus said, was worth more than the entire world (Matthew 16:24ff).
We would give ten thousand worlds at the judgment day for opportunities we allowed to pass us by; opportunities when we failed to reach those that are lost with the saving gospel. I urge you -- don’t wait, begin at once, teach your neighbor the truth.