Sunday, May 12, 2019


Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. Proverbs 27:6

Jesus never gave relief to people who were under conviction. When Zacchaeus, whe was in remorse for his sin, shared his generous plans for restitution, Jesus did not say, “Now Zacchaeus, the important thing is that you feel sorry for what you did.”Jesus brought no comfort to him as he dealt with his sin (Luke 19:1–10). Neither did Jesus excuse disbelief. We never find Jesus saying, “Well, that's all right. I know I’m asking you to believe a lot, and that's not easy.”On the contrary, Jesus was quick to chastise His disciples when they failed to believe Him. Jesus loved His friends too much to condone or comfort them in their sin.

That was from Henry Blackaby.  But it's so true!
We do jump in to try to ease the pain of others when the right thing to do is let them continue under conviction until they turn and repent.
We have generations now that have been kept from finding out what it means to fall and skin their knees.  They have never hit bottom so they think that bailouts are normal.  Be it Government or otherwise.

Oh God will give them a pass on that. Uh. No.
I just slipped, it's ok. No harm no foul.

Uh. No.

I am more than just as guilty on this as anyone. I have made choices that I would never make again.
I have gone places where I never should have gone.  My life has made even less sense to me than even I can understand.
There's been many a time when all I had were tears.  I cried to the point of running out of words and beyond.  In His wisdom He kept me there until it was finished. In His love for me I stayed until I was done. 

But Jesus doesn't give up. Jesus loves us too much. His Father loves us too much.

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