In trying to find what to post this week, I came across a passage of scripture that gave me pause. Jude verses 22-23 (from The Message Bible) says: Go easy on those who hesitate in the faith. Go after those who take the wrong way. Be tender with sinners, but not the sin. The sin itself stinks to high heaven.
God commands us to love one another as He loves us. Now, although we don’t have the capacity to love as God does; He has given us a measure of compassion and kindness. We are to witness to others; and for that witnessing to be effective we may have to witness to some through compassion; tenderly and with loving kindness, have an understanding; for we too were once where they are. There are some we may have to be a little more stern with in our witness, showing them the wrong in which they are living; being careful not to offend, or even get caught up in where they are in their walk. It is our duty to speak Christ (life) to others. When we see our brother or sister fall, don’t talk about them or be judgmental; help to guide them in the way they should go. Share the love of God; show how good and kind He is. We all have been saved and forgiven our sins. What God has done for you, He will do for others.
Remember, your greatest witness is your testimony.
V.L.S.-“Through all of my faults, my failures, and my imperfections; God will cover me afresh.”