Lay Down the Stones, Pick UP the Sword
Updated: Mar 13, 2019
Written by LaDonna ~
Although every person born into this world is unique, there is one issue we all must deal with. We all struggle with sin in ourselves and those around us.
There has been a post on Facebook lately of a young woman holding up a sign that reads, “I am going to hell and proud of it.” How must we as Christians respond to a post like this?
First, it should break our hearts. Instead of angry comments about this young woman, she needs to hear that Jesus loves her, and that He died so she wouldn’t have to go to the place of torment that is eternal. If people can’t see Jesus in us, then where? If their sin does not break our hearts for them, then do we have the love of Jesus in our hearts? It helps to remember that it’s only by the grace of God that we are not just as deceived.
Now is the time to put down the stones, look past a person’s sin, and see the lost soul. Jesus loves them, they are our mission field. Kindness in the church goes along with this; be careful of angry words, apologize, forgive, and pray for one another.
I have found that the hardest people you can talk to about God are those who have been hurt in the church. Let us give a hand up, and not be a stumbling block.
Ephesians 6:18: “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.”