“And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:47)
Bless it be the name of the Lord, my lovely readers! I pray that you all had a relaxed and peaceful weekend. It rained hard in the Illinois area yesterday, so the fam and I spent time at home engaging in different activities. Well, one of my activities was laundry. Fun, right? Hehe. Anyhoo, the morning discussion would be based on the scripture up top. I’ve been noticing people sweeping sin under the rug instead of exposing it. I mentioned in other blogs that real love is someone telling or warning others of the consequences of their sins if they don’t turn from them. Although the scripture was directed to the disciples during that time, it is also for the true Christ followers of this day. Once you are dead to your old self and are renewed by the transforming of your mind through Jesus Christ, as a new creation, you have been given a mission, and that is to spread the Word of God. However, you are led to do it. Exploiting and preaching about sin to sinners who are abusing or embracing sexual immorality is far from spreading hate. Saints of God come out from among those influenced by the enemy and exploit them. Nevertheless, do it out of love and compassion because if they are far gone into sin, they won’t respond well with a know-it-all attitude. We must carry a Christlike demeanor if we want to help lead others to God because “us” sinners can be very stubborn while under the devil’s influence. Now, if you’re like me and have said what thus saith the Lord, but His Words are not being received, then you did your part. Shake off the dust of your feet (Matthew 10:14), continue to pray for them, but be cautious not to become sucked into their ways. God knows there’s only so much we can say and do for people to get them to hear His Words, and it’s heartbreaking how some don’t want to take heed to the Creator, who is all-knowing. God doesn’t ask much from us. Except to repent and turn from the things that cause a huge barrier between us and our Heavenly Father, whose mercy is from everlasting to everlasting (Psalms 103:17). Think about what’s important, the things in this world, or the eternal presence of the One who is all-powerful. I would love your feedback, so please comment below. Until next time, may the Lord bless thee and keep thee.