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Sunday, February 23, 2014

On a Pedestal

There is nothing funny about the cartoon that I have put on today. 
Are the people around you feeling loved and happy to be with you? Or are they anxious to get out of your shadow and away from your condescending attitude?
How will we ever win souls when we start out by making them feel less than what they are, beloved souls for which Christ died?

I know an evangelist that each and every time I listen to him speak I come away feeling like he is superior and arrogant. I am never encouraged by him. If anything, within the first few minutes I raise a guard and get defensive and then a rebellious spirit takes hold inside of me,. And all of that is pure sin. 

I cannot blame my sin on him, it is me. And what he is saying is true and accurate. It is just his tone, and delivery that makes it tough to swallow. 

2 Timothy 2:24-26 - In meekness correct those who oppose themselves so they can recover themselves from the snare of the Devil. People are simply mistaken if they think a meek person will never tell others they are wrong. Meeknessleads us to tell others they are wrong - the same verses that say to be meek, also command us to correct others!

I don't want to be on a pedestal. I am not any better than anyone else. I am only a forgiven sinner. 

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