How Precious is a Soul

“For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”  Luke 19:10

The Scriptures are full of God reaching individuals and groups of people.  The actions of Christ and his disciples clearly reveal that every soul is precious to Him.  Note just some of the instances and the particular effort to reach the lost.

  • Matt 18:11-14  – The Good Shepherd (Jesus) leaves the ninety and nine to reach one lost sheep.
  • John 3:1-11  – Jesus shares the Gospel with Nicodemus at night.
  • John 4:1-26 – Jesus goes out of his way to meet the Samaritan women at the well.
  • John 4:46-54 – Jesus meets with the nobleman and heals his son.
  • John 5:1-9  – Jesus heals the lame man at the pool of Bethesda.
  • John 8:1-11  – Jesus meets with the woman caught in adultery.
  • John 9 – Jesus heals a man born blind and is challenged by the religious leaders.

While there are many more examples, Jesus doesn’t stop looking to minister to lost people until He ministers to the thief on the cross and lays down his life.  Will you and I be dedicated to reaching and seeking the lost like Jesus was?