Do We Really Love Our Friends? – Sunday Thought For The Day
We say that we love our friends. At times we will even tell them that we love them. But if we know that one or more of our friends are not saved, do we love them enough to not want to see them die and go to hell?
If we are born-again Christians, this is an important question; and it is one that we need to ask ourselves.
Praying for unsaved friends to be saved is important, but if our reason for praying for them is because we are afraid of how they’ll view our talking about Christ, then we are doing them a tremendous injustice.
Our friends may not want to hear about Christ or they may think that they are “religious” enough. Some of our friends my even go to church, but we should never assume that because someone goes to church they are saved.
Sharing our faith with our friends is important. It is true; they may not want to hear what we have to say about their need for salvation, but that doesn’t absolve us from finding ways to share our faith with them.
If we love someone we want the best for them and that best is Jesus Christ. If we are unsure of how to discuss our faith with friends, we should ask God to provide the opportunities to do same.
Christmas is a good time to invite a friend or friends to a church service with us. Introduce them to members of our church family and then invite them back again. Ask God the Holy Spirit to touch their hearts and let them see their need for salvation.
If we love someone, we want the best for them and the absolute best for every person is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We shouldn’t wait for someone else to do what we are unwilling to do ourselves.
READ: Matthew 5:13-16 (KJV)
13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here