Let’s face it: People are having a hard time talking to other people that politically differ from them. This post is a continuation of my previous post offering words to those gloating about the Conservative majority in Congress come 2017.
Why should you read this?
Because God wants to grow his Church and use our perfected love as an example for unbelievers.
“If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all.”
“Blessed is the man whom You chasten, O LORD, And whom You teach out of Your law;”
What is this law that God is so willing to discipline believers for?
“Jesus declared, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
How are our words supposed to be spoken when bringing up potentially divisive topics?
In spirit and in truth.
When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, he very gently but truthfully acknowledged her sin of adultery, did not condone it but also ended the conversation with making known his desire to give her eternal life. He did not exclude her for her past sins or for not being a Jew.
If what we say is not edifying and not spoken respectfully, God will need to deal with us first before we are able to help grow the Church.
God disciplines believers and is inclusive with His love to unbelievers, whom he also desires. It takes a lot of patience to get someone who disagrees with you on things such as politics, semantics, or culture to be on the same page as you. God will be first to deal with you before you deal with anybody else!
“Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice, or the Lord will see and disapprove and turn his wrath away from them.”
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