Every soul matters to God. I know that’s not a popular belief today but Scripture backs it up. He desires that everyone would come to know Jesus. As the Bride of Christ our desires should be the same. Our heart should be for the lost and those going to hell. This is the desire of God’s Heart.
This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Plan of Redemption
God desires that everyone be saved from hell and experience the forgiveness of their sins. That is the whole purpose for sending His Son. God set His plan of redemption into action as soon as Adam committed the first sin. He wanted to reunite with the people who He created that sin separated. When He looks at people today He sees our brokenness and our inability to fix it. The path to salvation comes through Jesus
Do you desire that everyone be saved? Is there a place in your heart for those who don’t know Jesus? The previous verses in the passage tell us to pray for our leaders and to live as peaceful citizens. If we hate people who don’t think like us then it is hard to pray for them, and they will not come to know Jesus. Ask God to change your heart, so He can use you.
Desire of God’s Heart
The final part of this passage is that all come to the knowledge of the truth. The truth is essential to every believer. It is what we base our decisions on. This is the discipleship aspect of our faith. When we grow in our knowledge of the Word of God and then apply it to our lives we are becoming a disciple. That is the objective of every believer.