Most of my posts are for people who already know Jesus, and many do, but I’m particularly concerned for those who think they know him yet live as though they don’t. You know who I’m talking about! Those people that fill the pews on Sunday and give a “holier than thou” air, but treat others as if they are dirt. How do you get them to realize that they are lost? The trouble with them is that they think they already have salvation, but their fruit is rotting into the ground, and everyone knows it except for them. That’s a hard nut to crack! It may be that they will only realize that they need Jesus when something tragic happens, and that’s sad. No one wants to go through trials, but sometimes that’s the only way to show them that they can’t do it on their own and that they need to humble themselves at the hand of Jesus. It’s not that hard to do, and it creates a change of heart that is visible to others. We can only hope that something we say or do will prompt them to seek Jesus with their whole heart. Beyond that, all we can do is pray and hope the Holy Spirit touches their heart.
Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. For, being ignorant of the righteousness of God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. Romans 10:1-3