2 Corinthians 5:18 NLT And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to Him.

2 Corinthians 5:20 NLT So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!”

As believers, we have a responsibility while we’re here on earth. Our responsibility is to lead people back to God through Christ. He desires for everyone to return to Him and we’re responsible for gathering the lost.

That means we show them the love of God by displaying kindness, being a blessing, and being a good example of people who have made Christ their Lord. That means we encourage our friends who are not making the best choices to let God lead them. That means we sincerely pray with and for them.

What we shouldn’t do is tell them how sinful they are, attempt to scare them by telling them they’re going to hell, or tell them God’s not pleased with them. God uses His goodness to get people to repent (Rom. 2:4).

Let’s handle our responsibilities by boldly encouraging people around us to make Jesus Lord and tell them there’s a good God who loves them, and desires to be their God.