Jesus consistently ministered outside the parameters of His social and economic circle because the Gospel is for the lost…which is everyone. Ironically, the religious leaders didn’t get this and asked Him “Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners? (Luke 5:30) Jesus told them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:32‬) When we learn to look at the heart of ALL people as Christ did—sinners in need of a Savior—rather than whether they meet our social standards, we walk through a door to incredible opportunities to change the course of eternity for others.

Or, unlike Christ, we can minister in the social circles where we’re most comfortable.

When we passionately seek to have the heart of Christ, we seize every moment to work eternal change. His heart was to reach hearts. The more we strive to be like Him, the less we are intimidated by social or economic barriers. Christ strips away our aversion for the poor or reprehensible, AND quashes any feeling of intimidation we may feel towards the powerful or wealthy.

Gloriously, we begin to see others the way He saw us before we received the gift of salvation.

When we pursue Christlikeness, He gives us His wisdom and the power of the Holy Spirit to know what to say to any person. We speak boldly with love. How do we learn to do this? It’s only by spending time with God! His presence cannot be faked. The warm, genuine love of Christ and the immeasurable depth of His wisdom comes only—from Him.

We are righteous because of God’s amazing grace; and when this knowledge to humbles us, we want everyone to have it.

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