Proverbs 10 3-10-19

Knowing what to say is just half the story. When we say it is just as important. Spiritual discernment is key.

14 Wise men store up knowledge [know when to be quiet], but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.

A perfect example is when we are confronted with a person who is antagonistic to the Gospel, especially of he believes in Evolution (I spell it Devil-ution). He is not interested in hearing our opinion, but only in giving his.

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions. Pr 18:2

I suggest this approach:

  1. If he/she is antagonistic, then stick to your testimony of what you were like before Christ, how you got Christ, and how your life is now that you have Christ.
  2. WHEN the person is interested, share how science is catching up to God’s word through what you know about history, geology, Creation evidence, Flood evidence, medical evidence, etc.
  3. ALWAYS come back to the Gospel: We have “missed the mark” by grabbing hold of something other than God to fill our hearts and lives; He died and rose again to give us the opportunity to have Him in our lives; Jesus is looking for those who are open to receiving Him as the King and Ruler of their lives.

The Gospel isn’t complicated, but it’s more than praying a simple prayer. It’s about God inviting a person to join Him and allowing Him full access to his life from that point forward. To reduce it to a simple one- time prayer runs the risk of inoculating a person with a version of the Gospel without him actually receiving Christ. It’s a lifelong commitment!

Let’s be intentional about our relationships. Who knows? We may be in a situation “for such a time as this.” Esther 4:14.

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