Here’s a thought: don’t band-aid what really needs to be dug out! Just putting a band-aid or patch on an infection won’t cause the results you want. Why? Because the root of the problem needs to be dug out and removed and then healing can take place. I think we all know that but we do this so much of the time with the things of God that I thought I’d address it today.
So many times when we listen to people’s problems and circumstances they’re dealing with, we give them the world’s solutions instead of God’s solutions. Why is that? Because we are so programmed by the world’s system that we default to its ways in times of crises. Let me give you some examples.
When your unsaved friends or neighbors talk to you about their problems, instead of directing them to doctors, lawyers, therapists, etc., what they really need is Jesus! That’s the reason they’re groping around in the dark trying to find the solution to their problems when God’s Word already has the answers that work.
As sad and pitiful as that may seem, what about your saved friends and neighbors? They too need to be directed to God’s Word for their answers but instead so many times we direct them to the world’s solutions instead of God’s Word. Why is that? Probably because we don’t really know God’s Word enough to direct them to it or maybe we really don’t believe that God has the answers they need. Pretty shocking, isn’t it!
Brothers and sisters, if we’re going to win this unsaved world to the Lord Jesus, we have to start speaking up and speaking forth our faith in Him and show forth His goodness which leads people to repentance and getting saved.
Don’t just patch the problem. Be bold, dig it out, and let the healing begin!
Romans 2:4b (KJV) 4 … that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV) 20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.
1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV) 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: