Friday, September 19, 2008


It is important to understand that we must bear some type of trial or tribulation. The only way we would know that something is worth anything is to test it. If it fails then we must strengthen that which is week in us through the word.
In the book of Matthew it clearly states that offences must come, but woe to the man by whom the offence cometh. Matt. 18:3-7
We must understand and believe that God has our back and if we are willing to suffer with him then we will reign with him; II Timothy 2:12. This entire chapter teaches us as Christians that we should bear our own cross and know that we do not suffer in vein.
It does not matter from where the offence comes. All that matters is how we handle it, outwardly and most of all inwardly because Gods sees the heart.
When you find yourself at the receiving end of someone’s…momentary lack of judgment that results in your pain, bear it and pray and ask God to help you take it and God will take care of the situation. Romans 12:19-20. 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Proverbs 25:21-22. 25:21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: 25:22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
Never speak harm against the person or pray wrongfully. Pray that God will help them and bless them. Mean this from your heart not because you want God to rain coals of fire down on them but because you love them as God do. God will take care of the rest.
Gods love for us is beyond our understanding. We should posses that same type of love. Don’t try to figure it out, just love them despite how they are treating you. This is the character of our Lord and Savior Jesus.
Daily we work on being more like him and less like ourselves. This is a daily endeavor and we can not afford to let up or relax in anyway. That church that he is looking for without a spot or wrinkle, it is you. Your hearts must be clean as well as your minds. Your physical appearance does not matter. The flesh can not be saved; 1 Corinthians 15:50.
We all are capable of making mistakes and hurting someone. When we do, we must recognize it and ask for forgiveness and refrain from those types of behaviors. We must work to posses the fruits of the spirit and not the fruits of the flesh. Sure it feels good to the flesh to satisfy it. That satisfaction is only for a season and it will bring a long life of pain. If we are God’s children, then we should be more like him.

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