Saturday, August 18, 2007

Short and simple and true

A friend of mine who isn't a member of the church sent this to me from his Bible Study Friday. I think its awesome.

"Open rebuke is better than love carefully concealed. Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful." Proverbs 27:5-6

Also, a quote from Paul Washer, "Your best friends are the ones that tell you the most truths." If your friend was heading off a cliff, would you tell them or would you simply just let them walk long as it make them feel better. (THINK HOW WE DEFINE SUPPORT HERE)

How does your life compare to the Word of God? Your true friend don't let you keep sinning, (DO WE REJECT THEM BECAUSE WE FEEL THEY ARE JUDGING US) they tell you that you are doing wrong in the eyes of God, even though it might convict you and might make you feel bad about your life, (ISN'T THAT TRUE CHRISTLIKE LOVE TO LOVE SOMEONE MORE THEN TO CARE IF THEY "LIKE YOU") but it is better than just letting you live our life headed for eternal damnation.

1 comment:

-L- said...

I think it's prudent, at times, to withhold the fire and brimstone condemnation in favor of working within the more narrow constraints of what a person is willing to hear. This is something I've learned more and more. There are many times I'm tempted to fly off the handle at what seems to be completely absurd statement that I find offensive, but it does a lot more for everyone involved to be measured and cautious in the response. And "rebuking betimes with sharpness" always needs to be softened with an increased show of love afterwards.