Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.
If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
Deliver those who are walking in unrighteousness to the news of the cross and do everything you can to help those who walk in defiant ignorance toward Hell’s gates. When our Redeemer and Lord asks us at the judgment of the righteous, “Why did you not act? He was your neighbor! She was your friend!”, what will you say?
“How was I to know he wasn’t a Christian?”
“I didn’t know that she was going to Hell?”
This is the same God who knew your hatred for Him and who died in your place so that you can be redeemed. He knows all the secret things of your heart and you can’t lie to Him or tell Him anything other than the absolute truth. If you are truly redeemed then you have an obligation to reach out to those who are still longing to be saved. Imagine that you were on a ship that has sunk in the middle of the ocean in the middle of the night and you were stuck in the deep dark sea awaiting rescue. The next thing you know, someone comes along and pulls you into a life raft and now you no longer see the waves alone but a sea full of people who are near drowning themselves. Would you sit back, content in your own salvation and ignore those around you who are just as exhausted as you were not 5 seconds sooner or would you immediately start pulling people into the life raft? As a Christian, what keeps you from reaching out to those around you? Are you afraid that they’ll hate you? For what? Saving their lives? Or are you so unsure about what you believe in that you don’t want to “rock the boat” of your own salvation and expose yourself to criticism? If you’re not willing to do the right thing and help those around you, maybe you’re not saved after all.
Take that step – check your faith, reach out to those in need, if you are truly saved then God will not let you go. He has promised that and after an eternity of promises that haven’t been broken He won’t let you slip through the cracks. Take your hands and put them to work for the King. You won’t be disappointed.