"The key to understanding the Bible is to look for Jesus in the Bible. Jesus is the hero of the Bible. If you read the Bible and don't find Jesus, re-read it! The Bible has one hero, His name is Jesus; one villain, that is Satan; one problem, that is sin; one solution, that is salvation. That is what the Bible is all about." -Dr. Adrian Rogers

Monday, April 16, 2012

Father, Draw Them

No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.
John 6:44

Have you ever heard someone say something like this: “That person needs to get saved”? If so, have you ever questioned the thought process behind that phrase? It might just be me, but I feel that that particular phrase is implying that man can save himself. But the Bible tells us different. Jesus said that “no man can come to [Him], except the Father which hath sent [Him] draw him.” It is God that does the saving—not man.

A wise man once said, "You don't find God—He's not lost. You are, and He finds you." My mother taught me to pray: “Father, may they come to know You before it is eternally too late for them.” I have since added the following plea: “Father, draw them unto Yourself.” So the next time you pray for the lost, make sure you pray that God would seek them out, because the Bible makes it clear that “there is none that seeketh after God” (Romans 3:11).

If you think what I just said means that you have to wait for some supernatural sign before you can come to Jesus, you are wrong, my friend. Second Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” You know what that tells me? It tells me that God is calling upon you this very minute. All you have to do is listen and heed His call. If you will repent of your sin and trust Jesus Christ alone to save you, He will save you today and keep you saved forever!

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