You Better Clarify That!

Ashley was supposed to give Linda some graduation invitations to pass out at church.

Both of them forgot about it.
Linda remembered while we were an hour away from home and called Ashley and just told her to put them in the mailbox.
Ashley did just that.
When we arrived home we stopped by the mailbox and the only thing in it was the day’s mail.
A quick call to Ashley revealed she had put them in Linda’s school mailbox.
It’s an honest misunderstanding that anyone can make.
If you send me to the store for chips will I come back with potato, hickory, chocolate, poker, or cow?
The same misunderstanding can be made with just a simple question like, “Are you saved?”
That may mean something different than you may expect.
For me it means have you asked Jesus to forgive you of your sins and have you made Him Lord of your life.
For someone else it may mean, “Are you a good person?”
Or “Do you go to church?”
It is written, My advice is wholesome and good. There is nothing crooked or twisted in it. My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those who want to learn. Prov 8:8-9 NLT
What happened between Linda and Ashley was just a misunderstanding that caused no harm.
But having someone misunderstand the salvation message could cost them their very soul.
Make the message clear that salvation is found only in Jesus.
Don’t clutter the message by saying one thing and living another.
Talk clearly and live clearly and glorify your Father!

One thought on “You Better Clarify That!

  1. Spot on. In the words of Paul, 1 Corinthians 15:3 – 5, “3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.”

    The question that comes up then is why so often is the Gospel confused, confuddled, and contorted? Why is it so hard to grasp and so hard to accurately present?

    In Christ,

    Mark

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