God has brought you into the wilderness just that He might allure you, and speak to your heart about Christ. This is the way He begins the work in every soul He saves. Nobody ever came to Christ who was not first convicted of sin. All that are now in heaven began this way. Be thankful you are not dead like those around you.John 16:8
Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Conviction of Sin
And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9
of sin, because they do not believe in Me; 10
of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more; 11
of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.