Jeremiah 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked, who can know it?
Do you ever wonder why so few people respond to the gospel message? Those of us that take the Great Commission seriously see our efforts go by mostly unheeded. If we read the Bible we know the answer of course, but yet isn’t it sometimes discouraging?
How many souls have you prayed for?
How many times have you discussed the glories of submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ yet they don’t exhibit change?
Some listen politely, others tell you to buzz off and others think they have time to make a decision later (Acts 17:32-34).
If you share the gospel on a consistent basis I want to encourage you today. The gospel is the power unto salvation (Romans 1:16) and our responsibility is to spread the good seed (Mark 4:26).
Jesus told us few would be saved… (Matthew 22:14)
If the Lord sees fit to bring a soul back from destruction we must rejoice in that and consider it rare, yet let’s not be fooled into thinking it’s an everyday occurrence.
The human heart is wicked and if we embrace this truth we can rely on God’s Word and trust Him for the results of our preaching. I know this is almost so simple it seems ridiculous, yet how often I’ve prayed for those I love “if only they would hear what I’m saying”.
Can you think back to a day before you believed?
What things occupied your mind?
Can you remember when God opened your eyes to see the beauty of His truth?
A heart that was at enmity with God, which truly hated Him is suddenly melted like a wax figurine thrown into a fire and a new heart emerges. What a miracle!
Let us continue to spread the good seed and trust God for the results of salvation.