We must be patient toward the lost, even though we do not agree with their lifestyles or participate in their sins. After all, unsaved people are blind to spiritual truth and dead to spiritual enjoyment. Our contact with the lost is important to them since we are the bearers of the truth they need. When unsaved friends attack us, this is our opportunity to witness to them.
The unsaved may judge us, but one day God will judge them. Instead of arguing with them, we should pray for them, knowing that the final judgment is with God. This was the attitude that Jesus took, as did also the Apostle Paul.
Verse for today: “In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15-16, NIV).
Additional Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; 1 Peter 2:23.
Action assignment: List the names of three people you want to come to Christ. Think of what will happen to them if they do not ever receive Christ. Ask God to show you how you might reach them.
Warren W. Wiersbe