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Bless-ed! 52 Blessings Your Lost Friend Doesn’t Have . . . And What You Can Do About It! (Part 4)

10 Jan

My friend “Mike” has got me thinking to about what I have as a believer and what those who are lost don’t have. I can say without fear of contradiction — based on Mike’s words — that he is indeed lost and won’t (at this point) accept what God’s Word says about him.

Mike thinks he is just fine with God. But that’s not what God’s Word says. So, as we’ve seen in our previous posts, my friend Mike (and my other unsaved friends) (1) don’t have an authoritative source for what they believe. We also noticed that our unsaved friends (2) don’t have the assurance that their sins are forgiven. Third, we need to acknowledge that they (3) don’t have a life-long, satisfying mission in life.

Let’s consider about a fourth blessing that our unsaved friends don’t have and that is —

4. THEY DON’T HAVE SOMEWHERE (BEYOND THIS WORLD) TO GO WITH THEIR GUILT!

Of course, there’s both legitimate and illegitimate guilt. We often feel guilty about things that don’t matter. And, more to the point, we seldom feel true guilt about the things that are of God and are of eternal significance.

The believer in the Lord Jesus has somewhere to go with his or her guilt. And that somewhere is a SOMEONE! Because our sins are forgiven by Christ, we can confess our shortcomings and ask for His restoration.

We don’t “make” people feel guilty. But we can pray that God the Holy Spirit would work His convicting ministry in their hearts. For whom will you pray today that the Divine Spirit will do that internal (and eternal) work?

 

 
 

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