Borrowed Truths

Unprofitable

unprofitable
Borrowed Truths

Unprofitable

It is nearly impossible to speak truth to some individuals, perhaps a clearer definition would be to say that it is nearly impossible to speak truth to those who will hear that truth.

Deep down a drunk or junkie knows that an opportunity for a better life awaits them, but few will take the steps necessary to apply that truth into their lives, the flesh is a hard taskmaster. “For I know that in me that is, in my flesh, dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.” (Romans 7:18)

“I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” (Romans 7:25)

The lost cannot comprehend these verses, for they are spiritually discerned, and you must remember that when you are speaking of the grace of God through Jesus Christ to them, the words of truth that you are offering cannot be heard by them. There is nothing in the flesh, in our old nature, in the unregenerated sinful heart of man that can in anyway comprehend the truths of the Scriptures, they are foolishness to them.

This is why you will find incredible numbers of people in churches across the planet who do not understand the Scriptures, they have not been born-again, but fulfill 2 Timothy 3:5, “Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.”

We know at least four things to be the truth when we begin to witness to the lost for the glory of God, the first would be as stated, they cannot understand in any way what you are attempting to reveal to them, second we are trying to speak past their old nature, if you will, we are attempting to reach to that part that, for lack of a better word, is that spark, that knowledge that is within everyone who has ever been born, that which Genesis 1:27 speaks of, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” along with Romans 1:20, “For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.”

The third, if indeed he or any that fell with him happen to be paying attention at the moment, would be Satan, who will remove that seed once it is planted. But the main truth is this, “No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:44)

This is the main one, if you will, and for one very simple fact, we do not know who has been chosen, we cannot discern when we first meet someone if they are lost, wicked or saved. Not all are called, many are, and of those many, only a few are chosen. This is a great mystery which we will not delve into here, suffice it to say that Jesus has sent us out into the world to seek the lost, with His truths is the only way that we can reach them, and those truths will allow the lost, will bring them to the knowledge and acknowledgement of the saving grace of God through Jesus Christ.

A pastor’s responsibility is of course to do this, but his main focus is on the members of his church, to teach them the truths of the Scriptures, and then they are to go out into all the world and search for the lost.

That means you.

 “I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:32) If you are not seeking for the lost, exactly how then can you call yourself born-again? Was not the Lord’s main purpose, beyond His offering of Himself as the sacrifice for the whole world, to reach out to the lost, to seek for them, to call them to Himself? If you are not doing this, then what is your purpose?

To attempt to make yourself a “better Christian?” To stay unspotted from the world? If Christ came to seek the lost, and we are to emulate His actions, then if you are not doing so, what is the purpose of speaking to the lost if it is not to draw them to the knowledge that they need to repent?

If you are not speaking these truths to them, then you are of no profit to them whatsoever, but I will not say if you are profitable for the glory of God. That is His to determine, not mine.

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