call on him while he is near.
Let the wicked forsake their ways
and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,
and to our God, for he will freely pardon.
We as Christians often turn others off by our misguided behavior, we are suppose to walk in Love. And that has nothing to do with finger-pointing and belittling others. What does love look like? If it doesn’t look and sound like what God said through Jesus Christ in the New Testament,then we need to check our Fruit. God has given us the right to do as we please,it’s called free will.He has already attached the consequences. We do not have to beat people down about what they do or say.That is not why we were called !So many Christians are misguided by trying to live according to the Law! It did not work back then, nor does it work now. Jesus said in Matthew
Matthew 22:36-40 ASV
Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.
We even have trouble trying to keep these 2! Thank you Lord for Your Grace and Mercy!
Let’s pray more for God’s help to walk in the Spirit for we do want to please God, Right?
Ephesians 4:1-3 ASV
I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Love in Christ Pat
2 Chronicles 7:14 ERV
and if my people who are called by my name become humble and pray, and look for me, and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Let people live, God gave them the right to do what they want with who they want, it’s called free will. God is watching so you can rest. We (Christians) are suppose to show each other love, mercy and compassion. That’s how others are to recognize us by our love. Warn them of the consequences in tender-hearted kindness. Sometimes we need to just walk away and pray instead of giving others a peace of our minds. Do you really believe God is Sovereign? If so then why are we constantly complaining about others lifestyles and world conditions? God has assured us in His word that He is in control! Think on the scripture above we..
Seem to forget that God is talking to us when he says “turn away from your evil ways”, there are things we do too God is not pleased with and calls evil so why bash others? Remember where God has brought you from, you did not change yourself nor can anyone else! God did not call us to be Scribes, Pharisees or Sadducees, he called us to walk in love.
John 3:16-17 AMP
For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.
God Got It All Under His Control, so let’s pray that God will help us to obey Him by walking in the Spirit.
Love in Christ Pat