Is Being Mocked Worth Saving a Life?
I admit, sometimes I struggle with worrying about what someone else might think…even if it is something that needs to be said. If you saw someone who was about to get hit by a car, would you think, well, I don’t want to come off rude by yelling…I mean, people don’t like to be told what to do let alone yelled at! When it comes to matters of life and death, we tend to throw out worrying about hurting someone’s feelings or insulting their intelligence…or do we?
Not everyone perceives danger the same way, but we can all agree that the majority of people want others, especially their loved ones, to have a good life. To some, that means lots of money and no health problems. To others, that means having enough money for a reasonable life and to be able to handle sickness when it hits.
If you could avoid something that is truly terrifying, something that would 100% change your life for the worst, would you? If you could save your loved ones, your friends, or anyone else from it, would you? What if the only way you could do this would result in the possibility of them mocking you, ridiculing you, disowning you, shunning you, or even persecuting you? We all want our loved ones to have a good life, but are we willing to warn them that unless they make a true change, their choices will result in a life where there is no grace, no mercy, no forgiveness, no joy, and no comfort without the presence of the Lord…for eternity? With all the speculations about what Hell is like, most agree it’s not a place you want to be in at all, let alone forever.
If you decide to step out and warn others about avoiding an unimaginably depressing, miserable, terrible eternity, have a conversation with them about the man who chose to come down from a misery-free life to a “misery full” life on earth. His love for us caused him to want to become human. He suffered any and every type of misery, pain, and emotion that any one of us here on earth has experienced.
It is a matter of life and death. “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord”. Romans 6:23 ESV
All you have to do is ask Jesus to live in your heart, forgive your sins, turn from sin, and live for the Lord. The next step is to ask Jesus to guide you while reading the Bible. Start with the book of John.