Scripture: Luke 9:51-56
“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance” 1 Corinthians 13:7 (NLT)

Speaking to people about Jesus for the first time and getting them to listen can be a terrifying and challenging experience. However, we must not be discouraged by the results we get at the beginning.  Also,we must never hate or condemn those who refuse our attempts to share Christ with them.

Every believer has a role to play in spreading the word (Matt. 9:37). It is a laudable and rewarding responsibility. The key purpose is to win the souls of men back to God and edify their spirits. So do not be discouraged when some people are not receptive.  Jesus was initially rejected by the Samaritans and his disciples felt great disappointment, but this did not stop them from continuing the work to which they were called.

Rather than condemn or judge those lost in sin, express love and refuse to give up on them. Share Jesus with them in a respectful and gentle manner. Our weapon is not aggression, but love.  Remember, we are not at war with people, but at war with the devil for the souls of men. Never fall into the trap of taking offence. Lovingly commit them to God in prayers. Our mission is redemption not condemnation. As you add to God’s kingdom, he will strengthen and increase you.

Lord, I receive grace to witness to the lost in love, in Jesus name.

I do not walk by sight. I walk by faith and love as I share Jesus with others.

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