PEOPLE NEED GOD ;
(Think About The Lost)
TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 4:17-18 NIV
“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts.”
The verses above reveal the dangerous plight of the unbeliever, who is in spiritual darkness and is alienated; that is, cut off from the life of God. Ephesians 2:3 refers to them further as children appointed to the wrath or anger of God. What a terrible state for anyone to be in! Ephesians 2:12 refers to them as “hopeless and without God in the world.”
As a student on campus many years ago, I read these portions of Scripture and they got me thinking. I considered the students on campus that were living without God, and thought, “Dear Lord, how could anyone live in such darkness? How could they go to bed at night, and live another day without God?” I was moved with compassion and began to intercede for them: “O, God, help me to reach them with the news of your saving power.” I felt I had to tell them about Jesus and I did so, because nothing could be more damning than living without God and having no hope in the world!
This should make you think about your friends, relatives, neighbours and anyone else who aren’t born again. They’re hopeless in the world, without Christ. You can’t afford to let them keep living without God, drifting farther and farther into the abyss of darkness. Let the hopelessness of their situation compel you to intercede for them. Pray that they’d be delivered from the domain of darkness and the power of Satan into the glorious liberty of the sons of God. You may be the only one with the opportunity to touch their lives with the Gospel. Therefore, preach to them and teach them the Word, and tell them God loves them so much He sent Jesus to die for them (John 3:16).
Dear Father, I thank you for enlightening me through your blessed Word on the value of every soul. I pray for all those who’re unsaved, my friends and relatives, to be delivered from darkness unto light, and be turned from the power of Satan unto God, and become partakers of your righteousness, in Jesus’ mighty Name. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
2 Peter 3, Ezekiel 5-7
John 16:1-11, 1 Chronicles 29
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