Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them.
—2 Corinthians 4:4
Sometimes when we see the way certain people live, we are tempted to say, “How can they live that way? How dare they choose that lifestyle! How dare they say that about God!” But that is when we need to throw on the brakes and remember that it wasn’t so long ago that we used to be those people, doing the same foolish things, saying the same wrong things, and thinking the same immoral thoughts.
Here’s what the Bible says about lost people: “Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them . . . ” (2 Corinthians 4:4).
They are blind. They don’t know any better, just like there was a time in our lives when we didn’t know any better. So recognizing this, we must seek to reach the lost with the gospel, because God can open their eyes through the proclamation of His Word. God can reach them.
The Bible tells us, “The Lord’s servants must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone. They must be able to teach effectively and be patient with difficult people. They should gently teach those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will believe the truth” (2 Timothy 2:24).
The Bible also says, “You can be sure that the one who brings that person back will save that sinner from death and bring about the forgiveness of many sins” (James 5:20).
God wants to use you to save souls from death. God wants to use you to win souls.
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