Romans 4:2 (BSB), “Or do you disregard the riches of His kindness, tolerance, and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you to repentance?”
Matthew 4:19 (NIV), “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”
If we look at these two scriptures it is clear that Jesus want us to be a witness to people. He wants out lives to be a shining example of the Father’s love and goodness. Why? Because people will see how kind and caring He is and want what we have… the love of a Father.
If we think a minute about fishing in the natural. We find out what fish like to eat and then we “bait” our hook or traps with it.
We don’t fish with a frying pan.
Neither can we “catch” converts by telling them they are sinners and treating them like they are sub-par to us (Christians).
The end of that fish may very well be the frying pan, yet we don’t show them one and expect them to want to get on the end of that hook. They are gonna run from us.
If we spout hell and damnation to the lost… yep, they’ll run.
The goodness of God turns hearts to Him. Is He good? You bet. Has He been good to you? Tell someone.
That folks is our bait.