4 But I have said these things to you so that when their time comes, you will remember that I told you about them. “I didn’t say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5 But now I go away to the one who sent me. None of you ask me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6 Yet because I have said these things to you, you are filled with sorrow. 7 I assure you that it is better for you that I go away. If I don’t go away, the Companion won’t come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8 When he comes, he will show the world it was wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgment. 9 He will show the world it was wrong about sin because they don’t believe in me. 10 He will show the world it was wrong about righteousness because I’m going to the Father and you won’t see me anymore. 11 He will show the world it was wrong about judgment because this world’s ruler stands condemned. (John 16:4-11, CEB)
The world is wrong. The world is wrong about sin, righteousness, and judgement.
They are wrong about sin because they don’t believe in Jesus. If the world believed in Jesus they would know that love is the answer. That we need to love people and let God handle the rest. We do not help people by pointing out what we think they are doing wrong, we help people by loving them and showing them that God loves them. Because none of us are able to stand before God they way we are, it is only because of Jesus that we are able to approach the throne. So if you are telling someone they can not be in God’s presence because of their sin, remember you are in the same place.
The world is wrong about righteousness because they did what they did to Jesus.
The world is wrong about judgement because the rulers of the world are in it for power and not to help the people.
Remember we are called not to be served but to serve, and to love the world as God loves us.
Love People. Love God.