13 hours ago
We live in a day and age of the “churchianity”, and yes, that’s not a word ! So many “church folks” and “churchiness” but less people “like Christ”. before you go down your long, never-ending, laundry list of all the dirt, soil and filth of what people did, that is so absolutely unforgivable, might I remind you, you’re not as clean as you think.
1 Corinthians 6:9-11, “Don’t you realize that this is not the way to live? Unjust people who don’t care about God will not be joining in his kingdom. Those who use and abuse each other, use and abuse sex, use and abuse the earth and everything in it, don’t qualify as citizens in God’s kingdom. A NUMBER OF YOU KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT, FOR NOT SO LONG AGO YOU WERE ON THAT LIST. Since then, you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah, and by our God present in us, the Spirit.” (MSG)
That’s Right, “…FOR NOT SO LONG AGO YOU WERE ON THAT LIST…” You may not have done what they did, but I assure you, you did something! We all did…we all do! So before you go grabbing knives, scissors and saws, to sever relationships/friendships, marriages, write people off, remember that the Lord forgave you, pardoned you, gave you another chance… “…NOT SO LONG AGO…” And before you go pointing fingers like Adam, “it was the spouse you gave me; it was the children you gave me; it was the friend you gave me…it was the church you gave me...”, make sure that the split didn’t happen with the ax you’re holding!
I always find it amusing and sad that people will quicker redeem cans and coupons, than they will redeem people, relationships, friendships, and even marriages… oh yes, I speak from experience too. It’s sad that we possess the Fruit of the Spirit, yet our Flesh has caused it to Rot.
Listen, I by no means am saying that those of you with “justifiable hurt and legitimate pain” should not be angry. The Bible does not tell us to hide, mask, camouflage, or pretend with our feelings and emotions. We’re never asked to lie about the level of hurt we’ve experienced. However, we cannot take Part of the grudge. FIX IT before it DESTROYS YOU ! 🤷🏽♂️Ephesians 4:26-27.