“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
The Good News of salvation is only precious to someone who understands the darkness of their own heart. Without that key understanding, the Gospel is foolish and ridiculous; it’s a crutch for the weak. For the person who is lowly before God, broken and contrite of heart, the Gospel is more than a crutch, it’s an entire hospital! It is the power of God for the salvation for everyone who believes!!
I met Hulk Hogan at a grocery store a few years ago and followed him out to his car to talk with him. We ended up having a 15 minute conversation in the parking lot and he made it very clear that he did not understand the darkness of his own heart. He believed in Jesus, but he did not understand how desperately in need of His salvation he was. He shared with me how someone from the New Age movement “witnessed” to him on a plane flight a few years ago and totally changed his life. He began to read spiritual books (spiritual, yes – but demonic) He recommended a few for me to read and I recommended he read his Bible.
The gospel is nothing special unless you realize your sin. Who needs the Good News of salvation if they’re a “good person”? Who needs Jesus’ precious blood shed on the cross if there’s no judgement coming? Why repent? I haven’t done anything all that bad. Compared to most people, I am a good person.
If only they knew.
God chose you and I to bring them the Truth. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment to come, but God uses His children to be His ambassadors to bring His message to the world. It’s not your job to save anyone, but to love people and preach the Gospel.
Ask God to fill you with His Spirit and give you boldness and wisdom. Ask Him to open up doors to share the Gospel with someone today. He will.
Step right through that door and tell them about Jesus!