Mark 2: 7 “Why does this [Man] speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
With their question, they answered their question!
John 3:16-17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
When we refuse to condemn a person or a group of people, is not the same as accepting their lifestyle or even condoning their sin.
It is choosing to walk and talk as Jesus did. Jesus never spoke a condemning word to anyone in sin, (except to the religious bigots of His time). Not to the women caught in a sexual sin, not to Zacchaeus or even the women at the well or even to the Roman Soldiers that occupied their land and defiled the temple.
Jesus never condemned and He saved the world. He never even used the modern religious cliche; “well you know I just hate the sin but not the sinner.”(right)
The Pharisees and Sadducees, on the other hand, condemned everyone but never lead a person into the kingdom of God.
Now who do you choose to be?
John 10:10: The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
If you cannot trust Jesus for healing, provisions and protection in this life:
Do you think you can really believe you can trust Him for eternity in the next?
Your eternal life has already began, do not wait to die to enjoy it!
Something to meditate on!
Do you feel like you are in a spiritual wilderness or not sure where to turn or what to do? This devotional blessed me:
O Lord God, Thou knowest! Ezek. xxxvii. 3. Here is the response of faith. “Thou knowest!”—what a pillow for the heart to repose upon! “Thou knowest!”—what few but comprehensive words to sum up and express the heart’s difficulties and perplexities and trials. “Thou knowest!”—what an inexpressibly sweet resting-place in the midst of life’s tumultuous heavings; in the midst of a sea that knows no calm; in the midst of a scene in which tossings to and fro are the hourly history! What an answer they contain for every heart that can find no words to express its big emotions; for a heart whose sorrows are too deep for language to find its way to God! Oh, that they were ever uppermost in the soul, as the response to every difficulty in our path! They are God’s answer to everything we cannot fathom; God’s answer for our hearts to rest upon, and our lips to utter, when every way is hedged up so that we cannot pass. “O Lord God, thou knowest!” Rest here, believer. Lean thy soul on these words. Repose calmly on the bosom of thy God, and carry them with thee into every scene of life. “O Lord God, thou knowest.”—F. Whitfield.
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I have been sharing this for weeks. Today found it in one of my devotionals, that I read every morning. Friends do not let the devil or your traditions of your Church steal from you!
If your salvation is not worn tightly around your mind like a helmet, the enemy will come to chop the multiple blessings of your salvation right out of your theology. He will try to hack away at your foundation, telling you that healing, deliverance, preservation, and soundness of mind were not really a part of Jesus’ redemptive work on the Cross. By the time the enemy is finished with your mind, the only blessing he will leave you with is Heaven! (From Rick Renner Aug 4 Sparking Gem)