Here are four ways that you can draw people to Jesus Christ so that they might be saved.
A Moth to a Light
Why are moths drawn to light? Moths use the moon to navigate in the darkness, so they are only doing what comes natural to them, but unsaved people prefer the darkness and don’t like the light because it exposes their sin. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12), and tells us, we “are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden” (Matt 5:14). What He is saying is that if you truly have Light of the World living in you, it can’t be hidden. Others will be drawn to that light like a moth to a porchlight, so when they come to you, point them to the Light of the World.
Salt for Flavor
Jesus said, “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet” (Matt 5:13). Salt that’s lost its taste doesn’t help enhance the taste of food, but actually makes it bitter. It’s good for nothing except, as the Romans did, using it as part of the Roman Road system they built, so then it would be “trampled under people’s feet.” There is a balance; too much salt turns it bitter, too little makes things bland; just the right amount enhances it. Now, if we can just get the salt out of the shaker.
Love when Undeserved
Who among us deserved to be saved? What merit did we bring to God when we cried out to be saved? All we brought were hands full of sin and a stain-stained life, but the cleansing that took place by the precious blood of the Lamb took all our sins away. When you love those who don’t deserve it, you do what God did; He first loved us before we ever loved Him (1st John 4:19). Love those that don’t deserve it, because neither did we.
Responding with Good
This is what a radical, true-life disciple of Christ does; they love those who hate them, pray for them that persecute them, and bless them who curse them, but even more, Jesus says, “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you” (Luke 6:27). That means we don’t respond with evil when evil things are done to us (Rom 12:17). In fact, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink” (Luke 6:20), because “It is mine to avenge; I will repay” (Rom 12:19), says God.
I hope you realize that you and I can’t save anyone, because God alone saves (John 6:44), but God has chosen to use us in the process and what an amazing honor to be used by God as a means to save some. We are not responsible for saving anyone; it is their response to His ability, even though it’s our responsibility to tell them, so try to draw people to Christ by living out the light of Christ in us; by being salt to a dead and decaying world; to love those who don’t deserve it; and to respond with good when evil is done to us. Those are four powerful ways to draw people to Jesus Christ so that they might be saved.
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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