Love people and point them to Jesus when they ask why you care.
Are we trying to make good people or followers of Jesus? Put another way, can we love people in their broken and fallen state into a relationship with Jesus who will fix their broken responses and lifestyles; or, are we expecting people to change before coming to Jesus?
We must look in the mirror, my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. There is a difference between a burnt offering and a sin offering. The former was for willful sin and the latter was for unknowingly committing sin. Don’t get me wrong. Either way it’s sin and separates us from the Father.
Both, though, are part of the seven sacrifices of Leviticus because both are needed! As Jesus followers, we are still in process of being transformed into the image of Jesus. In the meantime, the Father covers the parts of our lives that still remained unchanged and offensive to Him with Jesus’ blood.
Scripture tells us that Jesus is the author and perfector of our faith. It also says the Father, who began a good work in us, will complete it on the day of Christ Jesus.
Therefore, we should be careful on what we focus when sharing Jesus with those who still haven’t come to faith in Him. Spoiler alert!!! Non-followers of Christ will act like non-followers of Christ because they don’t personally know Christ, yet!
Let’s be humble and continue to share and make it about Jesus and what He did for them, not what they must do for Him. Let’s pray they choose to transfer their trust from themselves and their way of living to Jesus and what He has for them.
Scripture tells us the gospel will be offensive. Let’s make sure it’s the gospel that offends and not our approach to sharing Jesus.
Keep helping them on the journey to hear and follow Jesus’ voice, which is what disciple making is all about by defintion. He’ll know to change and when to change it. He’s God.