A call to repentance
The self-righteous person does not need God. The person who feels their own sense of inadequacy and unworthiness needs a Saviour. He or she needs someone who can make them whole.
The person who has really experienced the saving power of Jesus Christ will desire that others be saved. As much as we share our personal experiences and testimonies, do we desire that our friends and relatives come to the place of repentance? Do we teach them Christ? Do we want them saved? Like Moses said to Hobab, do we say, “Come with us and we will do you good”? (Numbers 10:29). Andrew let his brother Simon know that he had found Christ. The Samaritan woman called all men to see Christ and not herself. She pointed all men to Christ, she said, “Come see a man that told me all that ever I did.” Salvation is not purchased through our personal experiences. Jesus came to save souls.
Are we concerned about the condition of souls, the salvation of our friends and loved ones? Every believer should examine their heart. Do you have a missionary spirit? Are you drawing people to yourself or Christ? Are you concerned about people coming to the place of repentance? The salvation of souls is the chief objective of Christ coming to this earth, even though he was a teacher. It is very easy for the believer to lose sight of this principal thing.
Let this be firmly placed in our minds that our personal experiences and how we got over them cannot save a soul. Self righteousness cannot save, only Jesus saves. Let us lead people to Jesus and nothing else.
“When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor–sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” (Mark 2:17)
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