Topic: For the Lost [Wednesday, 12th April 2017]

For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which is lost. Luke 19:10

I have come to realize that it is quite easy for me to look at those who do not know Christ, and are not saved, and condemn them to eternal damnation, or when I see or hear of a group of persons who committed or are committing some grievous offences or say “God cannot just have mercy on this one”. Some can relate to this, because they have at one point or another been angry for God, and declare damnation on someone that erred. Now, this is wrong, not only because it is pride, or that we are enjoined by scriptures to love and pray for those unsaved, but also because the message of salvation is for the unsaved.

Now, Christ gives an illustration of a man who had a hundred sheep in Luke 15:4-7. Now, this man lost just one of his sheep, and that means he still had 99 left to his pleasure. It would naturally be expected that the man would guide the 99 sheep to a safe place, and rejoice that at least it was just one that got lost. However, the man leaves the 99 unlost sheep, and goes in search of the one that got lost, and when he found it, threw a feast for his neighbors saying “Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.” He ends this illustration by making a strong statement: “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.” (verse 7).

Christ specifically states in scriptures that He did not come for the already saved folks, but for the lost. (Luke 19:10; Matthew 18:11; Matthew 10:6). So if you are like me that used to condemn the unsaved, humble yourself, come to the understanding that the message of salvation is no longer for you, for you who is saved, and start praying for the unsaved, and witnessing the gospel of salvation to them.

Keep winning daily.


Heavenly Father, thank You for the gift of salvation, and for the sacrifice your Son paid on the cross for me. Teach me to be humble, and to witness to souls that need Your salvation, so that they too can partake of the good things that you give, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

By Esun Tekeme

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