MemberMay 12, 2021 at 4:13 am
That was a very good reply from Judith, and in line with the apostle Paul who while keeping himself free from all men made himself a servant of all that he might win the more to know and follow Jesus, the Son of God who sacrificed everything to save us, and show us the way to an abundant life. 1 Cor. 9:19. To do that we need to meet people where they are, understand their real need, and hope they will understand our sincere care for them, so they are open to receive the truth that can set them free.
The great commission is always with me – Matthew 28:19-29, that as disciples of Jesus Christ our calling is not to live for ourselves but to make disciples of people from all nations, those who have a longing for something more than an earthly life that satisfies their own lusts and desires, which is the world’s worldview – self-satisfaction and being admired by others, and we know from the Bible where that view originated (Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:12-19. Jesus never forced the truth on anyone, and neither must we. His life was a manifestation of the truth, a light in the darkness that attracted those who wanted to know the truth and the way to such a life. We can thank God for showing us the way and giving us His Spirit so we also can live a crucified life, as Paul and the other apostles did and taught.