Day 6 – Spending time with the un-saved
Today’s Reading: Mark 2:13-17
17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”Watch All Girls Weekend (2016) Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download
When we enter into the family of God, we immediately sense the fulfillment of a longing we didn’t even know we had. That desire we have is to be in God’s presence and with God’s people. It becomes somewhat of a respite from the world before we have to go back into society and deal with sinners. The more comfortable we become with other Christians, the less we look forward to being with unbelievers. For many of us, church becomes all about us and getting our needs met. One effective way to be an ineffective Christian is to put yourself in a Christian bubble.
As we can see in this passage, that is sooo not like Jesus. Yes, Jesus spent plenty of time with his followers, but he also intentionally spent time with those who were farthest from the kingdom. His intent was to share His good news. They were attracted to him and wanted what He came to give, salvation! He knew they needed him more.
We will never reach unbelievers if we sit inside the church and wait for them to show up. We should value and seek relationships with the unsaved. But, be mindful and intentional in those relationships. Scripture warns us “Do not be misled: Bad company currupts good character.” (1 Corinthians 15:33)
- Are you meeting the needs of the lost by sharing the good news of salvation with them or only looking to get your needs met?
- Are you intentionally spending quality time with unbelievers and looking for opportunities to share the good news of Jesus?
- Are you fasting and praying during this season of lent for a specific person to be saved?
Prayer: Lord, help me to remember that you came to save sinners. Give me a passion to reach the lost. I pray for ________________ that he/she may come to know you and be saved. In Jesus’ name, Amen.