(Proverbs 1:25 KJV) But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
If you are a serious believer in Jesus Christ you want others to know Him too. This is because of the real time benefits that righteous living and a living hope give to us. It gives life a savor and perception that cannot be explained.
We are also concerned about the eternal. If you believe in heaven you have to believe in hell. If you believe in an eternity in the presence of God you must accept an eternity separated from Him. If you don’t believe in the latter you have no reason to accept the former because both are taught in the Bible.
So we care about those around us. What is hard for us to accept is that many of them do not care. Let’s face it. Most of us do not “want” (14) (NASB), “would not” (KJV), God’s “reproof” (8433b). They don’t want to be told. Recently I read Lake Wobegon Days. In it Garrison Keillor presents the gospel. Tongue in cheek and mocking, yes, but he presents it very accurately. At the same time I think he rejects it. People know.
So? Care, witness, pray and hope. But really, many people do not want to bend their knee to the God who demands repentance and change.