Friday, December 24, 2010

They Will Know Us By Our Love Towards One Another

Sharon doesn't approve of Janie because Janie wears pants, Janie doesn't approve of Sharon because Sharon drinks coffee, Angela doesn't approve of Sharon or Janie because they eat pork. Sharon doesn't approve of Angela or Janie because they celebrate Christmas...and the issues go on and on. They are so concerned and busy comparing themselves and debating issues that their children got lost somewhere in doubtful issues and threw out the whole gospel as disputable. We should keep doubtful issues to ourselves and focus on furthering the Gospel. I was once one who disapproved of some of the above issues..until I saw a trend in those that became distracted with doubtful things. Their lives fell apart and children fell away...confused as to what TRUTH really is. God is not the author of confusion. Now, I read God's Word and depend on Him to make my paths straight instead of worrying what my friends do or don't do. Always lift up and point to Christ in your heart and life. Christ was in all likelihood not born on December 25th, but hearts are tender and often ready to hear the Gospel this time of year. We should not sorrow or celebrate as the world does, but in all things be set apart. This will apply differently to each of us, let us do that which lifts up Christ and draws others to Him.

3 comments:

Jeff and Crystal said...

nicely said :) miss you!

Heather said...

miss you too...hey, I need your address, girl! :)

myseasonsoflife said...

Oh my! I *love* this post. This is so where my heart is these days...

love you!