This week I was going to teach on something else, but I ran across a news article that caused me to change gears. The incident I share from this article weighed so heavily on me that I really felt the Lord was steering me to address it.
As Christians we need to always remember where we came from when we meet others that are not saved. Rather than target individuals for specific sins they commit that we don’t like, we should instead engage them in a loving manner; with the same grace and mercy that was shown to us. When we approach others, we need to see them as we once were. This should raise within us feelings of compassion, not hatred. We should want to extend the life buoy of the gospel. Unfortunately, there are some out there that claim to be Christians and yet show nothing but contempt for the lost. These hypocrites do nothing but put a black eye on Christianity. In the process, they profane the holy name of God.
My prayer for all of us is that we continue to learn what it means to walk in the footsteps of Christ. Not condemning, but reaching out in love; the same love shown to us at Calvary.
If you can’t walk the walk, don’t talk the talk.
Love in Christ,