So, here’s my list. There’s many lists. Some have 2, others have 20. They’re probably all good. But, here’s mine.
3 types of people.
The self-righteous. These are Job’s three “friends”. Read up on his story and you will see. They spent all their time trying to convince him how wicked he was, when in reality he was more righteous than they.
There are a few like this in today’s world. Ignore their self-righteousness, and pray that your love will one day change their hearts. Jesus’ love convinced at least one of them (Joseph of Arimathea who gave his tomb for Jesus’ burial).
The wicked. These people are openly rebellious. They desire to sin. They desire to take advantage of others. Life is all about them.
There are a few like this in today’s world. Let them be. Only fight back when other lives are at stake. But, pray that your love will one day change their hearts. Jesus’ love changed at least one of them (a robber on a cross).
The ashamed sinner. These people know they have screwed up. They feel horrible about what they have done. They wish they could change. They wish they could be freed. These are most of the people Jesus saw.
There are many like this in today’s world. Love them. Sacrifice for them. Give your life for them. Pray for them. They will be changed. And, these are the majority of people that Jesus encountered. THEY WERE TRANSFORMED.
Let’s change the world…one broken sinner at a time.