45 “As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ 46 He shall remain unclean all the days during which he has the infection; he is unclean. He shall live alone; his dwelling shall be outside the camp.
Leviticus 13:45-46 NASB
Leprosy was a terrible disease. There were stages, just like any infectious disease. But once it was determined that you were “unclean,” then you were isolated, put out away from everyone.
If you were never healed from leprosy, you died away from your family and friends. What a terrible way to go!
But being isolated due to leprosy in this life is not as bad as being isolated from the Presence of God for all eternity. That is the worst thing ever! EVER!
Some people thing Hell is going to be a big party for those who weren’t believers. They think the Devil is going to be the “coolest” host with everything you could possibly want… forever…
They have one thing right, forever. But the Bible says that He’ll won’t be a party. In fact, Hell is the loneliest, dark, foul, place of pain and torture. The Bible says that it is a place where the fire continues to burn and the worm never dies (Mark 9:48). It is a place of weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 13:50).
If you could, would you want to keep anyone that you love from going there? Would you keep your family and friends from spending eternity in Hell?
You can share the Gospel with them. You can show them by your changed life. You can live out the joy of Jesus Christ right in front of them. Don’t hide! Don’t be ashamed! Be bold!
We only have this time on Earth, a short amount of time, compared to eternity, to impact the Kingdom of God. Don’t fill it with junk. Don’t try to squeeze out every little ounce of time for your own self. You don’t want to get to Heaven and regret that you didn’t spend more time praying for and sharing the Gospel to those important people in your life.
Lord, help us to see people through Your eyes. Give us the Words to say, in due season, to make an impact on our family and friends for Your Kingdom. Gives us opportunities to share the Gospel message.