Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Uphold Those Who Need Upholding

1 John 2:4-6 (ESV)

4 Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, 5 but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: 6 whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.

*Many people believe as long as they aren't doing the blatant sins, then they are operating as a faithful believer. Sure, it is great if you pray, avoid elements that lead to sin, and avoid the obvious sins like sex, lying, etc. However, what about loving your neighbor as yourself? What about forgiveness? People seem to tuck the smaller rules of thumb away, and focus on the big one. Some may even chastise others regarding "bigger" sins while they hide their "little" issues that can lead to big ones. Let's pray to be aware of our own issues before we hide behind or notice the faults of others. We all have fallen short, and it is our job as believers to not only take heed to God's commandments and guidance, but to help others do the same as well. There are enough pressures in learning to avoid it...Let alone if people try to place pressure on you by judging.

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