Friday, May 29, 2015
Simple, to the point, and clear enough.. "Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers..." Hebrews 13:1a
Question ..if ya don't really mind me askin' you: Are you tenderhearted or hard-hearted today? This world will make you hardhearted if you let it. #DontLetIt!
Please, even if it's not so wise to bring it up publicly with em or to out loud say it directly to them at this time (Might not be best--I've seen some believers go say "I forgive you man!" ..when that lost person doesn't even think they did anyone wrong). But go talk it over with the Lord of love and forgive all those believers or not-yet-believers who have wronged you.. in your heart and don't let the world make you hard of heart. Forgive em inside you. Choose to be humble even if you don't feel like it. Let grace strongly enter stage one. You need to ..and besides, the Lord can help.
But why, Kurt? Cuz Christian, you and me.. we forever be ..currently are real brothers and sisters in God's big family. And strangers who are lost or saved.. cuz when you think about it there really ain't any other kind of stranger out there ..that we desire to win over to faith in the authentic Bible Christ and or to build up in Him (sounds dif, but I say it like that cuz you know too many preach their own made up non nonexistent Jesus).
Why? Well (not to sound uber-churchy here but..), it's simply a good witness as we represent our Lord in this darkening dark world that He wants to make brighter through us obeying Him. Why? Well, because we also want all our biological full and half brothers and sisters ..all our family members and relatives, friends and enemies ..to also get right with their heavenly Father so they can harmoniously be with us in His family. Certainly, that's why we want to show it.. why we want to let love from above to continue.
But hey!.. don't just take my words or mere opinions on this. Much more importantly, ask, seek, check out.. What exactly does God say about our familial charity? He says...
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:7-8
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:34-35
"Let all that you do be done in love." 1 Corinthians 16:14
"And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you," 1 Thessalonians 3:12
"By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers." 1 John 3:16
"Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins." 1 Peter 4:8
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love.." Galatians 5:22
"But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you." ~ Jesus, Luke 6:27-36
"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." 1 John 3:1-24
"Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers." 1 John 3:15-16
"Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another.." See Colossians 3:12-15 kurtwvs.tumblr.com
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