Easy With That Sword
Posted on June 15, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Hebrews 4:12
Once we come to know the Lord, it’s natural, super-natural actually, that we being to hate sin. As we should, yet, how often has that translated as hate of another person or who they are and what they believe. I’ve made that awful mistake. Not too often I hope. I’ve gotten angry at a situation and spoken truth in anger instead of love. Big mistake. God’s word is sharp enough to get the job done all on its own. I just need to be bold enough to share the truth in love and trust Him with the results. I find it’s also helpful to remind myself that except for God’s grace, and truth being told to me in love, I’d still not know the truth. When I read the following portion of Ravi Zacharias’s obituary, a teacher I greatly respected, it helped me to remember just that. Here’s what he said to a group of evangelical Pastor’s the first time Billy Graham asked him to speak:
“My message is a very difficult one….” He went on to tell them that religions, 20th-century cultures and philosophies had formed “vast chasms between the message of Christ and the mind of man.” Even more difficult was his message, which received a mid-talk ovation, about his fear that, “in certain strands of evangelicalism, we sometimes think it is necessary to so humiliate someone of a different worldview that we think unless we destroy everything he holds valuable, we cannot preach to him the gospel of Christ…what I am saying is this, when you are trying to reach someone, please be sensitive to what he holds valuable.”
Brother Ravi is with the Lord today, but his words still ring true.
The Lord bless you…
Written by Dina Seaton: Dina loves Jesus and has been a Christian since 2000. She has lived and worked at America’s Keswick since 2002, currently as the Dining Room Mgr./Hostess. She has one adult son, who is dearly loved, brings her great joy, and makes her proud to be part of the US military family- USA! The blessing in Numbers 6:24-26 is one of her favorites.
Think About This: “You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.” – A.W. Tozer
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil [i]treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. –Luke 6:45
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