Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation. I can testify about them that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. Since they are ignorant
of the righteousness of God and attempted to establish their own righteousness,
they have not submitted to God’s righteousness.
ROMANS 10:1–3, CSB
Lord, I know it is possible for people to pursue meaningful things in this life in the vain hope that their
zeal for what is perceived as good will somehow work to their eternal benefit. Far too often, those who are far from You assume things will work out in the end because they have been fairly good people in this life and given their time and energy to do what they consider good. Sadly, many are like those Paul prays for in this passage. They have zeal but lack knowledge of God’s righteousness seen in Jesus Christ. Awaken ____________________ to Your offer of salvation, and help him/her see the futility of anything other than You as a hope for eternal salvation.