Proverbs 8:8-9 All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Have you ever tried to explain something technical to someone who had no idea what you were talking about? Maybe you are one of those great computer people who know all the different things about megabits, gigabits, terabits, mosquito bites, and all those different things. When you talk with someone who has problems setting the alarm on their alarm clock, you might as well be talking about brain surgery. Why, because they have no current understanding of the clear knowledge you have. Could they understand what you were saying if they wanted to? Yes, by taking time to read up on computers and gaining the knowledge of what you are talking about. Then you can explain it to them, and they would understand. On the other hand, you could take the time to teach them about the topic by breaking it down into simple words so they might understand it.
We can often find ourselves in a very similar situation when we as Christians go out into the world to tell a person about Jesus Christ. Everything we are telling them is foreign to the understanding of someone who has never met Him. So how do we share the Gospel? In the same way you would explain Salvation to a child. One bit of understanding at a time. Always praying the Holy Spirit will bring to their understanding the truths of the Gospel you are presenting.
It might be the person you have been trying to witness to for so long, the one who keeps shutting you down, just really does not understand. Pride may keep them from asking you, “what do you mean when you say that?” So, instead they just brush you off. Pray for them to receive understanding. Also, pray God will give you clarity of speech to share the message in a way they might understand. It is a simple message if we just tell it that way.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
2 Chronicles 22, 23 / Psalm 8 / Proverbs 8 / Matthew 11
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
2 Chron. 31-33 / Acts 9:20-43
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director