Proverbs 9:9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning
Through the years, as an Evangelist first and now as a Pastor, I have seen many people come to know the Lord. What a grand event it is in their life when Jesus comes into their heart and changes them forever. However, I have also witnessed another truth about those people who receive Him. These people were searching for something and God had prepared their hearts to be saved. They were looking for wisdom in this life. They really needed something that made sense and was secure. They were ready to listen, to learn, and to receive the truth when it was given. Then, when presented with the gospel, God made a difference in their life because they wanted to know the truth, and the truth then set them free from their sin debt forever.
By contrast, I have seen men and women pour their hearts out sharing the gospel with people who did not want to hear it. They may have pretended to listen out of courtesy, but often did not even do that. Why? It is simple. They did not want to learn. They believed they had it all figured out. Even though the truth was being presented to them, they had no desire to know the truth of God’s love because Satan was blinding their heart from it. Some people want to know the truth and some people just don’t care.
So how can we tell the difference? The truth is we often cannot. This is why it is important to tell everyone you know. Do not pre-judge anyone. They might be listening even if they appear not to be. On the other hand, God may be using you to soften their heart, so the next person can share Christ with them and they might receive Him. You were still a very valuable tool in the hand of God because they now have become a little wiser.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Amos 6-9 / Psalm 36 / Proverbs 8-9 / Luke 1
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 18-21 / Acts 28:17-31
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director