14 Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. 15 They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness. ~Romans 2:14-15
Paul explains here that people can intuitively know the right way to act, even if they haven’t been taught the ways of God. This is extremely important when talking with people outside the church today. Instead of assuming that they aren’t moral or spiritual, we should assume that God’s grace has given them direction thru their hearts and consciences. If we start from a place of looking for what God’s already doing in their lives, we will more easily find common ground from which to share the gospel of Christ.
Prayer: God, give me eyes to see how you’ve already prepared people’s hearts for the message of your good news. Help me to never underestimate your kindness in someone else’s life. Amen.