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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Some friends of mine don’t understand my personal relationship with the Lord. We share much in common, but not when it comes to God. They pride themselves in diversity and fail to recognize their own prejudice against God. Is it wrong to tell them He is seeking them? – P.M.

A: By nature people seek to find independence from God; they do not have a sense of purpose in life, so they wander, and often they find themselves trying to satisfy their desires through travel, entertainment, and other sources.

But there are some who come to their senses and realize that there must be something more to life than material things. They are searching for a deeper spiritual reality. Sadly, their search can take them down paths that will not lead them to the living God.

When we encounter such people, we should urge them to put aside whatever prejudices they may have against Jesus and encourage them to seek Him with an open heart and mind. God hasn’t left us in the dark; He has revealed Himself through His Word and His Son, Jesus Christ. We should tell people the whole truth: God took upon Himself human flesh and became a man – a fact that should stagger our imagination. If we want to know what God is like, we only need to look at Jesus, for He was God in human flesh. “For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10).

 

The Lord is pleased when He sees His people testifying of His salvation. He is holy, righteous, and loving, and He will never lead a seeker down the wrong path. We are greatly privileged that the Lord puts us in the pathways of those who need to know Him as their Savior.

======= (This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

©2024 Billy Graham Literary Trust. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


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