Those who believe, who accept the truth of the gospel, who are living according to all that The Lord has commanded has already been called. They are responsible to live out what they have professed to believe. On the other hand, those who are skeptical, who are not certain about the truth, who are living lives contrary to the Lord’s command, are the ones that The Lord desires to call.
It is to those that WE are responsible. We are responsible to present to them the truth of the gospel, to live before them in a way that highlights holiness and exudes the love of our Father. We are responsible to allowing them to recline at our table in order that they might have an encounter with The Living Christ.
The question is … Will they see Him if thy recline at our table?
We are here for them. We must be diligent in our duty to be salt and light at ALL times.
He came to bring to Himself those who did not accept religion or opposed religion or even did not believe there was a God. He did not come for only people who were living morally or who accepted the religion of the Jews. You see … the biggest of sinners can be changed and made holy by God’s mercy and grace in Christ; how will they know, if we don’t open the door? How will they listen, if we don’t speak? How will they see any difference, if we don’t let it be seen in us.
When you think of the fullness of God’s Word to us … when He tells us that we will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon us so that we can preach the gospel to every nation and tell people everywhere the truth so that they can have complete healing, true peace and eternal life. Is your door open? Have they eaten at your table?
Father, I repent of the many times I’ve avoided people who are in the shadows. I ask you to help me live a life that demonstrates the hope and truth of the gospel. Give the lost a chance to sit down at my table and please, God, let your presence be seen, felt, known. Praying that many more will come to know you and that I will keep my door and my table open at all times. Open their hearts and minds to see their need, and open my heart and mind to pour the truth of you into them.