2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.Continue reading
Memorable Scripture: A scripture for me!
2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.Continue reading
Memorable Scripture: God speaks up for you.
Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him,
Nor speak anymore in His name.”
But His word was in my heart like a burning fire
Shut up in my bones;
I was weary of holding it back,
And I could not. Continue reading
Memorable Scripture: Speak for God but speak the truth.
And so it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, for you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.” Job 42:7 Continue reading
Good news – you’re not condemned! (Almost)
I have some good news from God’s word – Jesus did not come to condemn you!
Isn’t that great!!!
His exact words were –
For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17
He is not here to condemn you!
He has come to save you!
I have discovered that many Christians want to condemn others. I have been guilty of that too.
But we are not here to condemn, anymore than Jesus came to condemn.
So why are Christians so prone to point out sin? I think it’s an attempt to salvation – the compelling nature to point out sin and to tell others they are condemned without Jesus.
That is also true!
He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18
What Jesus is saying is preach Jesus! That may sound a little self-fulfilling but He is the Messiah and Savior.
Paul said it best when he said,
And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. 1 Cor 2:1-2
Preach and teach God’s word and let the Holy Spirit use it to convict the hearer!
Abba, Your word is more powerful than my own. I debate whereas You end all debates. Your word is perfect and condemns and gives life through Jesus. YES&AMEN