Friday, March 22, 2013

Those without sin cast the 1st stone...

Hi and friends..
Starting with a prayer..
Lord give us your love in our hearts to love everyone like you loved, to pray for those who persecute us, not be quick to judge others as we may not really know what the truth is. Love you Lord, In Jesus Name, Amen!"
O how easily we publicize or criticize a fellow brother/sister's weakness, judge, condemn instead of praying for them...!
Sorry Lord for the times I've done that...
If  someone we know is struggling with a weakness we need to first pray for them, then see if we can talk to them and help them out.
Let's not be quick to judge things by what we see and hear for it  may not be what we think it is!
If we have doubts a fellow sis/ bro is doing something wrong it's very important we find out the exact truth. For our eyes and ears may deceive us.
Proverbs 25:7b and 8a it's said.."....what you've seen with your eyes do not bring hastily to court....."
Proverbs 25:9b " not betray another man's confidence..."
How would Jesus deal with this....?
When a woman caught in adultery was brought to Him (JOHN 8:1-11)
1) He didn't listen to her accusers and condemn or accuse her. He loved her though He hated the sin she was involved in.
He asked her accusers,
John 8:7 " If anyone of you is without sin let him be the first to throw the stone at her."
We need to love those the world tramples and help them steady their faltering steps, pray for them and not be quick to condemn them.
2) Jesus without condemning her, just by showing His love unhooked her of her past. She no longer was a prostitute.
We too got to forgive and release people of their past.
When Jesus forgives He immediately forgets and let's that person follow him. gave her back her lost dignity.
He accusers called her a 'prostitute' but Jesus forgave, forgot and calls her 'Woman'.
John 8:10 "Woman where are they? Has no one condemned you? Then neither do I condemn you. Go now & sin no more."
John 3:16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."
We need to be imitators of Jesus...!
We need to have the Father's heart...!
So in future let's think twice before we accuse a fellow bro/ sis. Let's not laugh at a struggling fellow traveler who slipped and fell.
It may drive them further down the pit they fell, instead of pulling them back.We are all, as our Pastor always says, "Sinners saved by Grace walking towards perfection."
And let's not uncover past sins or mistakes  of our fellow believers which Jesus had forgiven and forgotten long back. Let God's love rule our heart at all times.
When we turned to Him as sinners He picked us up as we were, looked upon us with mercy and compassion. He didn't look at our past and accuse us.  When we turned to Him from our sinful ways, He did not cast us out or abandon us, He lifted us up from the dirt and filth of sin, dusted off the dirt, looked past the shame of sin and looked lovingly into our eye's and said
" I love you as you are" "I died that you may live, you are mine I'll make everything new for you. I will bring glory to my Name through you. And it doesn't matter what people say, I'm able by my blood to wash you clean. I will make you white as snow".
He cleansed us with His precious blood and clothed us with His righteousness.
That's God's love.
Let's imitate Jesus Christ our Lord.

" God's unfailing love for us is too big to understand, but it's not too big to share."
"We can never untangle all the woes in other people's lives. We can't produce miracles overnight. But we can bring a cup of cool water to a thirsty soul, or a scoop of laughter to a lonely heart."