WHAT ARE WE DOING CHRISTIANS?
I have been burdened to write this for Christians and the lost if they will hear.
I will tell you something a Great Brother in the Lord has said many times….”If the shoe doesn’t fit don’t wear it.” If it does prick your heart don’t listen to me but pray and ask the Lord what you as an individual should do.
Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Proverbs 27:3 A stone is heavy, and the sand weighty; but a fool’s wrath is heavier than them both.
Proverbs 27:4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy?
My heart is breaking watching and hearing many Christians get on soapboxes defending what is “important” to them. I am guilty of this too. The following verses are from the Lord:
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
Luke 14:22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
Time is running out, and many too many lost out there in the world dying daily. Sadly we are defending our stand on so many things that truly in eternity will mean nothing. However time wasted, witnessing opportunities missed, living for self will matter in eternity.
I get it, it is so difficult to focus some days on getting the gospel to this wicked lost world. However we can’t expect lost people running around destroying things, making ridiculous demands, some days the first thought is not for the lost, it is easy somedays to say let them have at it and see how it works out for them. When we look at the verses the Lord doesn’t give any if, only, “witness only if they are kind”, “witness only if they won’t mock you”, “witness only if they have never caused harm”. Please take time to pray and ask the Lord to guide our mouths, our hearts, our witness.
Some people once they see us angry and giving our opinions on the government, police, rescue people, pastors, blacks, whites, on public forums they may never listen to the gospel again. Now I am in no way saying to say only what they want to hear, I am not saying lower your standards on living for the Lord; but keep in mind the lost are watching and don’t miss a thing. They come up with enough ideas on why they don’t want the truth, let’s not give them any more excuses. This is another reason why family is the toughest to witness to, they remember every single sin, mistake, bad choice we ever made. I have a relative I haven’t talked to in a few years when I would try to give him the gospel he would remind me of all the stupid sinful things I did from the age of 10-18.
Sometimes we need to say it gracefully. Sometimes we need to think matters out before addressing them. Sometimes we need to say okay let it go as it isn’t going anyway but in the wrong direction.
How many times when we get into heated debates do we keep going because our pride won’t give up. The following are only a couple verses on what the Lord tells us about pride.
The enemy is causing so many distractions and diversions and we who are saved, born=again children of the most high need to stop getting in these traps.
Proverbs 11:1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.
Proverbs 11:2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.
Proverbs 8:11 For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
Proverbs 8:12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.