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Ephesians 4: 17 So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. 18 They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts. 19 Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, and they are full of greed.
One can see in the eyes of the painting above that the peasant in the picture is aware of something lacking in his life, but he seems quite unable to grasp anything save his own desires and perceived needs. What does it take to reach such a one with the grace and forgiveness of the Lord?
Well meaning people down through the centuries have instituted one program after another to “civilize the savages”, to “restrain the evil impulses” and to finally in the end pander to the basest physical needs of people unrestrained by the same principles that have always guided the faithful followers of Jesus Christ.
Perhaps our biggest trouble in communicating the love and forgiveness of the Father is that we are too impatient, “not wanting any to perish” (2 Peter 3:9) There is a certain aspect of the “soul hunter” who like other hunters must wait for the perfect moment. How will we know the moment?’
…do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, 20 for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Matthew 10:19b-20 (NIV)
Remember the words of Solomon; Ecclesiastes 3:1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:7b a time to be silent and a time to speak, (NIV)