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Bless-ed! 52 Blessings Your Lost Friend Doesn’t Have . . . And What You Can Do About It! (Part 2)

06 Jan

I’ve been thinking recently about what my unsaved friends don’t have in not knowing the Lord Jesus as their Savior. My friend Mike inspired me to think about what I do have as a believer in Jesus. He chooses to think of himself as not lost, as not being outside the family of God.

Please don’t misunderstand me, but Mike is a great guy. He is giving, kind, compassionate, but utterly deceived about his status before a holy God. And so, I’m so thankful for God’s Word telling me the truth about my need of a Savior. My unsaved friends (1) don’t have an authoritative source for what they believe.

In our post today, I want to spend a moment being thankful for a second blessing and that is — having my sins taken care of by Jesus on the cross. For, when I think of my unsaved friends, . . .

2. THEY DON’T HAVE THE ASSURANCE THAT THEIR SINS ARE FORGIVEN!

How audacious of Christians’ claiming their sins have been eternally forgiven by God, that they are now in His family, and that He will never turn away from them! But that’s what the Bible, God’s Word, promises to all who turn to Him in faith.

I need to pray for my friend that he will come to a knowledge of his need of Christ, that God the Holy Spirit would do His good, convicting work in his heart. (to be continued)

 
 

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