I have had more time of late to roam around on Facebook. Mind you, I was up at 4 a.m. unable to sleep and THAT’S when I found the time. Needless to say, I loved seeing the Scripture quotes on beautiful backgrounds and calls to worship.
I read a post by a gal I follow (and read regularly because she is SUCH a real mama with a sense of humor and loves Jesus and STILL gets how hard being a mama can be!) I saw how many response comment she got so I read through it and found a really snarky comment by a gal who pretty well suggested the woman needs to be “more” Biblical in the face of very challenging circumstances.
You know – we Christians have a terrible reputation for killing our wounded. Some of us LOOOOVE to stand on the high horse while someone is down, feeling defeated and battle-weary and proclaim “Be More Biblical”.
The Word of God is a weapon ONLY against the enemy of God.
The Bible is not something we are supposed to use to beat each other up. The Word of God reveals truth amidst deception. It lays open lies and cuts through the crap of the enemy. The Word of God does this. NOT any human being. It’s not OUR job to convict ANYBODY of sin or even point out the error of someone’s ways.
- Not the woman who walks into an abortion clinic.
- Not the same-sex marriage partners.
- Not the adulterer in our church pew.
We are called to be a light in the darkness that points the way to Christ. And yet we flaunt our perceived Christianity as a reason for pointing out the sin of others and declaring them SINNERS as if THAT will make them turn and repent.
Um, yeah – we are ALL sinners according to the Bible and while sin is sin and we cannot compromise on that it is the SPIRIT of the Holy God who convicts of sin. It is GOD who reveals the need for a Savior in every person’s life.
What is our job?
Our job is to LOVE ONE ANOTHER. John 13:34 NASB
Why? The very next verse tells us why:
By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35 NASB
It isn’t by our perfection. It isn’t by our Bible-bashing. It isn’t by our brightly colored signs or by our flashy Scripture Tshirts.
It is by our love.
If only we could love better and condemn less.
If only we could be more like Jesus.
For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3:17 (NASB)
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