You're Never Too Far Gone!
There's a tendency for some Christians to be judgmental. It may be consciously or unconsciously, but there may be certain people that we feel could possibly come to Christ and others that seem hopeless. We see those that don't have a relationship with Jesus in 2 separate categories. There are the "good" people, those that are hardworking, moral and nice and then there's those that fall under the banner of mean, hardheaded, angry, sin-filled or perverse.
Do you know that Jesus never based Salvation on what we deserve? Let's face it, we all deserve hell! Whether we grew up in church, helped the poor, and were moral and kind when we came to Christ or an evil murderer and drug addict, filled with anger and hatred makes no difference to Him. We are all destined for hell until we accept the work of the cross, repent of our sins and accept Jesus into our hearts and lives as our Lord and Savior.
As you minister the gospel to those around you, never overlook those who seem too far gone. There's a testimony of such love and appreciation that flows from the spiritual tenderization of the hardest heart. Maybe it's you... maybe you're the one that you feel is too far gone for the love and mercy of God because you've messed up and failed too many times. Through the depths of your sins, He desires to reveal the beauty of His love as He frees you from the weight of your bondage.
Sin is a cage that has held you captive for far too long. Come to Jesus and receive His mercy as He washes you clean and gives you the grace to walk out a brand new life! He loves you where you are as He takes you where He's leading you! Surrender and trust Him, He can turn your mess into a beautiful message of His forgiveness and LOVE! No one is too far gone for His Spirit to touch and transform.
Luke 7:36-48 (NLT) One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to have dinner with him, so Jesus went to his home and sat down to eat. When a certain immoral woman from that city heard he was eating there, she brought a beautiful alabaster jar filled with expensive perfume.Then she knelt behind Him at his feet, weeping. Her tears fell on his feet, and she wiped them off with her hair. Then she kept kissing His feet and putting perfume on them. When the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, He would know what kind of woman is touching Him. She’s a sinner!” Then Jesus answered his thoughts. “Simon,” He said to the Pharisee, “I have something to say to you.” “Go ahead, Teacher,” Simon replied. Then Jesus told him this story: “A man loaned money to two people—500 pieces of silver to one and 50 pieces to the other. But neither of them could repay him, so he kindly forgave them both, canceling their debts. Who do you suppose loved him more after that?” Simon answered, “I suppose the one for whom he canceled the larger debt.” “That’s right,” Jesus said. Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Look at this woman kneeling here. When I entered your home, you didn’t offer me water to wash the dust from my feet, but she has washed them with her tears and wiped them with her hair. You didn’t greet me with a kiss, but from the time I first came in, she has not stopped kissing my feet. You neglected the courtesy of olive oil to anoint my head, but she has anointed my feet with rare perfume. “I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” Then Jesus said to the woman, “Your sins are forgiven.”