People trample underfoot the Son of God as they suppress the Truth and hide in spiritual darkness. When a man tramples over the Son of God, the Lord is offended – and we ought to be as well.
“How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? For we know Him who said, “VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY.” And again, “THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE.” It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” Hebrews 10:29-30
Having compassion on the lost does not mean watering down the message in order to be non-confrontational about people’s rebellion against the Lord; it is to love the lost enough to humbly go to them and show them their sin against God, warn of His coming judgment and share how they may be saved by His grace and mercy through the perfect sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
If it weren’t for the grace of God in our lives, we would be in the same position as the lost – Blind, in slavery to the enemy, headed for eternal destruction.
Our primary motivation in preaching the Gospel is that God might be glorified and adored in all the earth. It’s all for His glory.
Time is short. Hell is real. God is offended. Let’s faithfully preach His message of reconciliation as the ambassadors that He has called us to be. By His grace and for His glory!
I did an interview last night with a brother on a podcast and shared how the Lord woke me up to the urgency of the Gospel and gave me a passion for sharing with the lost. You may find it encouraging and helpful.
You can listen to it here –