Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Are you sharing the gospel with those who are kind, but not saved?
Everyone who wants to see God must be born of the Spirit. Because we are all born into sin and shaped in iniquity (Psalms 51:5), God’s desire for everyone is that we are born again. As a servant of God, you should also want everyone to be a part of His Kingdom. However, there’s no way in, without being born again. You probably know really nice people, kind people, philanthropic people who would do anything for anybody. You may meet rich people who believe they can take care of anything in their lives, themselves. But the word is the word. There’s no way around it, you must be born again. Read Matthew 19:16-22, 24 (NKJV):
Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good[a] Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” 17 So He said to him, [b]“Why do you call Me good? [c]No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments.” 18 He said to Him, “Which ones?” Jesus said, “‘You shall not murder,’ ‘You shall not commit adultery,’ ‘You shall not steal,’ ‘You shall not bear false witness,’ 19 ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ ” 20 The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept [d]from my youth. What do I still lack?” 21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. 24 And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.” (New King James Version)
Some training processes are easier than others, this one can be uncomfortable. Just know, you will be the better for it. It is not about who anyone is or what anyone does in the natural; it’s about the Spirit. Remember, people do not earn salvation. As you go through life, meeting, interacting with and coming to know and love people, who are not saved, never forget this truth. Also, rich does not just mean financial. Strong’s Concordance translates the word “rich” as wealth (or fulness). The definition is literally money or possessions, figuratively, as abundance or richness, and specifically having a valuable bestowment.
Because of what God did for you, you want them to know He will do the same for them, whether or not they think they need Him. Though you want to take advantage of every opportunity to witness and to share the gospel, make sure you do not leave out those who are wealthy.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I thank You for every person I come in contact with daily. I also thank You for those the world considers as nice/wealthy people. I thank You for the open door into their lives so I can show them You. Help me not to disqualify myself because I don’t think I am in their league. Please give me words of wisdom and godly confidence. Often, it’s difficult for me to speak to people who seem to be naturally or instinctively kind. I know it can also be hard for them to understand their need for You. Father God, You have the words. You have a way I can use to shine a light into their lives and show them what they are missing without You. I ask You for those words. Father, I repent for not stepping out on Your word and lifting You up. When You give me the opportunity, I won’t take back, be afraid or rationalize. I will present You…