Loving the Lost

Francis Chan recently spoke at the Desiring God Conference.  His message was titled, “Think Hard, Stay Humble: The Life of the Mind and the Peril of Pride.

This one is worth listening to.  He describes how there is often a season of life for Christians wherein they are truly broken for so many who don’t know Christ.  But over time we grow cold.  This coldness is often correlated with an increase in knowledge.  He asked several questions: “Some of you in this room think really hard through the Scriptures. My challenge to you is, How hard do you think about people?”  Additionally, “how hard do you think about the lost?” and “When was the last time you wept for the lost?”

As he said at one point, studying is essential, but it is not sufficient.  Our increased understanding of God  is supposed to fuel our love and affections for him.  Our knowledge of his word should not cause us to be arrogant or isolated, but should drive us to genuinely love others and always seek their good.

Watch the video or listen to the audio here.  Then pray.

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