I recently wrote a blog where something can come in or out. The rhetoric had a weakness in it. I like to believe that the Lord wanted to leave the door open for someone to feel comfortable around christians. I suppose he wanted that person to feel welcome around him. I usually know when I've made a mistake. And today I realized that I had left a window open for something to come in. Scary isn't it? I suppose the Lord wanted to drag somebody out of something or someplace they should not be in. It was dangerous leave open a weak or false premise. I wonder who it was the Lord wanted to call. Perhaps I never will know until I get to heaven and meet him or her. Sometimes the best sermons are not the best arguments. The Lord doesn't call us to argue, he want to save people. At one time the Lord and his dicipiles were heading to Jerusalem throught some Samaritan villages and they would not receive him and Peter and some said to him, " Lord would you have us call fire from heaven and consume them...?" And Jesus said to them, " You do not know what manner of heart you have, for the Son of Man did not come to destroy men's lives but to save them...!" And he was wroth with his followers. But the Lord took care or me today in a fantastic way. Somewhere the words he wanted to say got home to where they were supposed to go. God promises that his words will never come back empty-handed. It's late. I don't know where this late message will go and who will take note of it. But the Lord knows. He always knows. And if you happen to know the person who slipped through the window, you just please let me know. May you be blessed. Amen. thbg
Thank you 'perspective' for you kind comment, amen and I would say a commendation. My blog and you comment is self explantory. I just marvel how the Lord can use such weak vessels to carry such important cargo- the truth. Thankyou for sharing your understanding with us. May you be blessed. Amen.
Certainly an update is needed here. Since we devoted to 'devotional' and took them as truth, sometime their roads take you where you don't want to go, no matter how diligent and dicerning we might think we are. So the message here is to fear God and his word. It Det. 11:1-2 it says,
"...(A) "You shall therefore love the LORD your God and(B) keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always. 2And consider today (since I am not speaking to(C) your children who have not known or seen it), consider the discipline[a] of the LORD your God,(D) his greatness,(E) his mighty hand and his outstretched arm,..."
Let's examine something and perhaps open a new batch of trouble, it says in my little devotional, according to 2Cor.8-9, to be charitable, since the grace of God will abound on us mightily, it says,
["...8And(A) God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency[a] in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work...]
And we certainliy cannot argue with God's word, but this will not help the battered and abused wife who is at peril's end and needs to put her husband in jail or if merciful, in the hospital for his own good and the good of the family, the town and society.
Charity is wonderful, but let me tell you God is not heaven for nothing. That's why we have laws that protect us and our children. So we must fear God. If we are having controlling our flesh take care to get help before you are taken before the judge who will turn you over the guard and will put you in jail and you will not get out until you paid every last penny. God's word.
Yes devotionals are fine. But do not be misled into where they might take you. So its' about the time to close the window we left open. We hope we've made everything clear. May you have a good day. Amen.