"Watch it Blind Man!"
There is one passage in
Scripture to which I point for all those who want to
witness or preach in the open-air. It is 2 Timothy 2:24–26.
Memorize it. Scripture tells us that sinners are blind.
They cannot see. What would you think if I were to stomp
up to a blind man who had just stumbled, and say, “Watch
where you’re going, blind man!”? Such an
attitude is completely unreasonable. The man cannot
The same applies to the lost—spiritual sight
is beyond their ability. Look at the words used in Scripture:
“Except a man be born again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God...The god of this world has blinded the
minds of them which believe not ...But the natural man
receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they
are foolishness to him: neither can he know them. .
. Having the understanding darkened. . . because of
the blindness of their heart ...Ever learning, and never
able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
With these thoughts in mind, read 2 Timothy 2:24–26
again and look at the adjectives used by Paul to describe
the attitude we are to have with sinners: “must
not strive...be gentle...patient ...in meekness.”
Just as it is unreasonable to be impatient with a blind
man, so it is with the sinner. See Matthew 5:10–12