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Saturday, November 29, 2014

rude, mean Christians

The question was posed, "Why do Christians treat each other rudely and without grace?"
My thoughts....

 Isaiah 57:15 " For thus says the high and exalted One Who lives forever, whose name is Holy, "I dwell on a high and holy place, And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit In order to revive the spirit of the lowly And to revive the heart of the contrite. " Romans 11:32 " For God has bound everyone over to disobedience so that he may have mercy on them all. " Deut. 32:36 " The Lord will vindicate his people and relent concerning his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free. " Daniel 12:7 " I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed. " True Christians are "set-up" by God to fall. We will fail people, we are rude and mean to those we love, and just in general we "suck." God is not surprised by that, it is what happens next that matters. Do we go to Him broken and admitting our faults and sins? Do we cry out for the expensive mercy purchased at the cross? Do we persevere in believing that God loves us even though we are poor and weak. There is a deep underlying theme in the scriptures, suffering proceeds glory. It is a type of suffering, reserved for those whose conscience has been touched by God, to know that you have let down The One who loves you so much. We are those who cry out for mercy to the one true God who delights to show mercy. His beautiful, terrible plan is to bring a people (individually and corporately) to the absolute end of their strength, to the shattering of their power, so that He might be glorified as the God who raises the dead!

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