Summary: It’s a sad commentary when no one cares for men’s souls.
Text Psalms 142:4 “I looked on my right hand, and behold, but there was no man that cared for my soul.”
It’s a sad commentary in Psalms 142. "No man cared for my soul.” It’s an indictment to the church when such conditions arise. We expect the world and its systems not to care for souls - but what of the modern church? We play the numbers game and feel we are
pleasing the Lord. "How many did you have in church last Sunday?” echos the mega churches. The condition that exist in the church today is very serious.
Let’s examine the conditions of mens souls without Christ. Such words are used to describe the lost in the Bible. Lost- (Luke 19:10,2 Corinthians 4:3) Without hope- (Ephesians 2:12) Perishing -( John 3:16, 2 Peter 3:9) Condemned -(John 3:18, I Cor-
In the light of these truths, where is our concern for their souls? Do we really care for them? Do we care about them going out into eternity without God? What about our friends and family? Someone does care! Consider the following:
1. God the Father Cares.
How do we know God cares? Because the Bible says so. When our first parents sinned, Adam and Eve , God came seeking for them. God had a plan to redeem them. The plan was always in the heart of God. God the Father has done everything possible to save the lost sinner. He can do no more. He sent the Lord Jesus Christ to save them from eternal destruction at the hands of the wicked one.
2. The Lord Jesus Cares.
Yes, someone else cares. In the eons of eternity, passed by the high counsel of heaven, there was offered and devised a plan to save souls. Jesus volunteered to come and be a saviour. The Bible says when the fullness of time was come that God sent His son to die for the sins of the world. However, God sent Jesus down the back stairs, so to speak, as a baby born in a stable. He grew as a man and offered himself on Calvary that we might be saved from the wrath of God. There can be no doubt about it, God sent His best.
3. The Holy Spirit Cares.
In the Bible we have the last invitation given in the book of Revelation. (22:21). It is a solemn warning and a glorious invitation. There is no doubt that the Holy Spirit, the author of the Bible cares for souls.
4. The Saved Ones in Heaven Care.
The Bible tells us that the redeemed in heaven rejoice when one lost soul is saved. Luke 15:10. The angels and the redeemed rejoice because they care. Somehow
there is communication between heaven and earth that allows them to know when someone is saved. We may not understand how this is possible but if the Bible is
correct, there is great joy in heaven over one soul being saved.
5. The Lost in Hell Care.
In Luke 16:27-28 Describes to us those in hell regretting not warning loved ones about putting their trust in Jesus. It’s a regretting scene! It is a remorseful scene! It is tragic scene!
6. There Is a Host Of Individuals In The Bible That Care:
(a) Andrew cared so much that he went and found Peter and told him about Jesus. John 1:41-42.
(b) Phillip cared and he found Nathanael. John 1:44-46.
(c) The woman of Samaria cared so much that she went home and told her neighbors and family. John 4:28-30,40.
(d) Paul cared for his Jewish brethern so much that he was willing to cast away his own soul for them. He cared for the Gentiles and willingly gave his life for them.
1. Let us recognize that God wants to use you and me in bringing sinners to Him.
2. Each day we need to ask the Holy Spirit to use us in winning the lost.
3. We need to go in faith expecting God to do the work of convicting souls to seek after Jesus.
4. We all have a divine appointment with God to help us in winning the lost.