Luke 15:7 – Ole Hallesby


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For Friday July 22, 2022:

LUKE 15:7

Luke 15:7 (NKJV)
“I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents.”

God loses human souls every day.

He Himself says that one single soul is worth more than the whole world.

This is hard for us to grasp. We do not look upon souls in that way, at least not unless they are very close to us—such as our children, our spouse, our parents, our brothers or sisters.

God, however, feels that way about every soul. To Him each one is worth more than the whole world. This means that nothing can compensate for the loss of a soul.

Hear this, you who have wandered away from God.

He misses you.

As long as you are away, there is one missing from the flock. Therefore He seeks you. He tells us today how happy He will be when He finds you again. Indeed, He says all heaven will be glad. You have some one there waiting for you. No doubt you remember your father’s last words to you. You will never forget your mother’s tear-filled look before she closed her eyes in death.

You fathers and mothers whose children are out in the wilderness of sin, you who weep so often and sigh so deeply as you see the wildness of their ways: do not forget that Jesus is seeking them. He tells you today that He searches for His lost sheep until He finds them.

Friend of Jesus, do you help Jesus seek after the souls that have gone away from Him?

There are some souls that He will not find unless you come along and seek them.

Are you living your life in your home and doing your daily work with the purpose in mind of winning souls for Jesus?

God bless you! They who seek shall find.

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O. Hallesby, God’s Word for Today: A Daily Devotional for the Whole Year, trans. Clarence J. Carlsen (Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg, 1994), 212.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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