How do we hate the sins, and yet deeply love the sinners.
I remind you of the story of the unforgiving servant. In Matthew 18:21-35.
In this pretty famous story, "Peter came to Him and said, 'Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?' Up to seven times?'" Then what you see was Joshua Messiah's response. "I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven." as this was the Jewish allotment to seal up righteousness in the context of Daniel 9 talking about the Seventy-weeks prophecy. Then Jesus continues the story. Vs. 23 "Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants." That king was King Jesus. Vs. 26 actually "The servant therefore fell down before him, saying, 'Master, have patience with me, and I will pay you all.' Vs. 27 "Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and and forgave him the debt. Then Vs. 28 is important. "But that servant went out and found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii; and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me what you owe!" Vs. 30 "And he would not, but went and threw him into prison till he should pay the debt." This was part of the parable of the unforgiving servant. It shows that Jesus wants us to forgive others because we have been forgiven if we have. Extending mercy to those that don't deserve any mercy. That is the picture of God love that we will do as we are surrendered completely to Jesus.
Jesus does not want us to grab people by the throat who have hurt us because we all are liable to err and hurt others only by the grace of God can we be victoriously kind and reflect all of His precious character.
I'm ready and my family is coming with me. At first I did not obey because my parents failed, the church failed, and that led to me failing. God knew I was not taught the Word hardly at all growing up Not much religious training, not any relationship training except bad, and women were trying to get me 3x 3 ways, and I leave it all in the dust so I can be saved with my family. Oh yeah if Jesus doesn't come I'm getting 2 kids and Jesus said they would be good. Will Christ find faith in others besides my family. He who exalts himself will be humbled and He who humbles himself will be exalted.
Blessings Love Love Much Love! :) :) :)
Yup He's coming soon I'm excited about that I want to give Him a hug! I think I would be afraid to. A little more time.