As a person looks at the last 30 Days of their life they often wonder what their purpose for living was. Searching for answers some people may think “Maybe it’s about family.” Others may think they made a difference in the planet by helping the environment but we all search for meaning at the end of our life. What’s my life all about? I submit to you this thought, only that which will live on in eternity matters. Of the eternal things there is nothing more important than a soul saved from hell.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. God did not send His Son into the world to condemn it, but to save it. – John 3:16-17
This is the most quoted verse ever but do we really understand it? God doesn’t want anyone to perish and go to hell. In fact, this is such an important concept that He was willing to separate the Trinity and send the Son to earth…to earth to suffer and die. That’s how important the salvation of each and every person is the Lord.
Then he (the thief on the cross) said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” – Luke 23:26-43
Even in His very last moments on earth Jesus was still reaching out to others, saving them from damnation. He was clear on what His purpose in life was, ‘to seek and save those that are lost.’ We need to understand that the very reason we are still on this planet is to help connect others to Christ and to help them gain heaven.
Worshiping God is very important, but worship is better in heaven. Studying the word of God is a key to our lives but Jesus is the Word made flesh and will spend all of eternity revealing new facets of Himself to us. Fellowship with the saints (church) is important for our spiritual growth but we will be fellowshipping forever with all the saints in heaven. There is only one thing we can do here on earth that we can not do in heaven, win a convert for Christ.
Our very purpose here on this planet, the reason we are still taking in breath is to make Christ known to others. So why don’t we think about it more? Why don’t we do anything we can to reach people for Christ, every day?
Dear Jesus, please forgive me for not sharing the gospel more. Forgive me for fearing what people would think more than them going to hell. Jesus help me to follow YOUR example. Even on the cross you were saving a soul from hell. Cause me to have compassion for people that are far from you, even if they are difficult people to be around. Give me opportunity to tell them the good news of salvation and give me the boldness to speak. Amen.
Thoughts for Today
- Do I believe that saving souls from heaven is the call of every believer?
- When was the last time I saw someone I prayed for or shared Christ with become a disciple of Jesus? (A disciple is not someone who says a prayer but someone who leaves there old life and follows Jesus.)
- Write down and pray for 3 people that do not follow Christ, for the next week.
- Pick at least one of those people and spend time with them within the next week. (Look for divine opportunities to talk about God or pray for them but don’t force it. Build relationship first.)