..I mean, pre-second coming. Don't many of us act like that's His current goal that we're going to indeed help Him with? It's all about us in the Western world (you know many of us feel that way huh).
No God's current goal is to help you get right, through His Son. Yes, so that He can bless and use you to help others get right. What's better than getting right with Him? Nothin'!
Suppose you gather, gather, gather and could gain every mortal as a friend, every widget as a toy, every pleasure, luxury, fashion and cool amenity or every bit of fame or the dollars that there is to get in this whole world.. and then lost your soul. Would it really satisfy your deepest hunger or thirst? Perhaps you have and now you're very old. Was it really worth it? "Here" is very brief and there in eternity is so, SO, S-O long.
This ain't politically correct to voice but Billy Graham said, "God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, 'I love you.'" How true. Do ya ever feel unloved and unlovable?
"Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our 'accepting' and 'willing' are reactions rather than actions. The right of determination must always remain with God." ~ A.W. Tozer
"He who created us without our help will not save us without our consent." ~ Augustine
"You're born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there's a Loophole." ~ Billy Graham
When ya think about it, the only hope there is for recovery of our families, our churches, our cities, our schools and our countries is for each of us individually to walk in close fellowship with Jesus Christ with right thoughts and a right spirit inside, so that we can then rebuild our lives on the unchanging solidness if you will, of His uneditable, non-changing Word that is right. Do ya long for real refreshing? Sure God loves to bless His children, but have ya become one yet? Can't make yourself one. Have ya turned and believed?