Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Picking Each Other Apart - Let's say, "I Ain't Doing It." 

My soap box for today is something that has broken my heart....

It saddens me tremendously to watch Christians pick apart other Christians.

I was in the audience of a Facebook feed when one of my friends posted about a high profile, female speaker who was not living up to her standards, and then a ton of people began to post their disgust, dislike and disagreement with how she was living her life, and how she was acting.

Having lived in a ministerial fish bowl for 30+ years I am all too familiar with the scrutinizing, observing and magnifying glass approach people have with my life.

The Truth is, is that we're all broken.  Every single one of us is broke.  Romans tells us that "all have fallen short..." When you study Jesus' ministry on earth you see him rubbing shoulders with folks that this group above would have lit up a Facebook feed longer than a giraffe's neck.  He came for the sin-sick, not the well.

It's refreshing to know that Jesus has the last word on my life.

We need to remember that God is our judge.  He is the only one who can see a person's heart, motives, and thoughts.

A very important Truth is that our attacking each other publicly, on social media, etc. is a turn off to believers and non-believers.  It could even be a stumbling block. They would be right to say, "If that's how they treat each other, then why should I darken the doors of a church?"

May God help us be tight lipped accountable for the things we say, and the things we don't say.  Somebody's eternity maybe dependent on it.  Before you post, ask yourself this question, "Does it edify or encourage?"