The purpose of a doctor is to help sick people get well, not to make them feel good about being sick.
The purpose of a road map is to help us get where we need to go, not to make us feel good about being where we are.
The purpose of a plumber is to fix your pipes, not to make you feel good about having a leak.
Despite some modern exceptions, the purpose of schools and teachers is to educate children, not to make them feel good about being uneducated.
And what’s the purpose of God’s word? What’s our purpose in proclaiming it? It is to persuade people to be saved, not to make them feel good about being lost. It is to help disciples press on to maturity, not to make them feel good about being immature. It is to transform people’s lives, not to make them feel good about remaining unchanged. May we never forget that.
“We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ” (Colossians 1:28).