Thursday, October 7, 2010

I think we forget...

as Christians that forgiveness is NOT earned.  It is given, and when it is given it is the trust that needs to be earned back. Man! I'd be burning in HELL IF scripture said that, or my life depended on others. Could you imagine? Every time I got "right," I know I would fall. We also forget that we are to love. There are people that do terrible wrongs today, but the beauty is God's sovereign grace, His endless mercy, and His unconditionally love. We must take the log out of our eye before we can even think to pick at the splinters in others. That means you are not to judge others when you have plenty to be judged for. I'm glad that I know. Do I struggle with it in my life, yes. However, I realize when I do it, I repent, and I start anew. I only wish that others that claim Christianity would do this same thing. Unfortunately, we think that being dipped in baptism, and growing up in church is enough. The scripture is TRUTH, not what you think should be true, but this below is truth. Recognize it. Soak it in. Live it. Stop thinking Christianity is judgment or disliking someone to the core. That is not truth, that is sin, that is not the Christian walk.

"Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.... On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets." Matthew 22:36-40

But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, "Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. 

But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground.

 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?"
 "No one, sir," she said.
      "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin."

John 8:-11

"Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.
"Do not give dogs what is holy, and do not throw your pearls before pigs, lest they trample them underfoot and turn to attack you." Matthew 7:1-6

1 comment:

Chela said...

Thank you for this blog, some people really need to be constantly reminded about this. I love you Aislynn and I pray for our family daily.