Tuesday, January 5, 2021

A Word of Caution and Encouragement

 There Is Rest By and By

"Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! 
You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cumin. 
But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--
justice, mercy and faithfulness. 
You should have practiced the latter, 
without neglecting the former.

The effects of Covid-19 to the body of Christ 
has been a sobering eye-opener😢💔
Oh, let's not get caught in neglecting
the more important matters of the Law!

Our young pastor on Sunday morning (min.5-7) ;click Sunday Service Jan.3,2021,
cautioned us with a kind reminder; 
that at the heart of all our differing and varying opinions
 (obvious by all the denominations of Christian faith)
 at the heart of the true believer in each individual
 is an honest desire to follow Jesus.

Then, at this time of deep conflicting opinion this is SO vital to remember.
Let's be peace-keepers!
Let's fold pointing fingers into humble, earnest prayer for love and wisdom.

(these woes below came about as I looked in the mirror... of His Word. Ouch)

Woe to we, who will dare to stab a brother in the back 
And prove without a doubt that it is true love that we lack 

Woe to we called to be bearers of one another’s care 
But publicize opinion rather than resort to prayer 

Woe to we who speak ‘piece of minds’ without all facts in place 
Proving once more that everybody’s greatest need is grace 

Woe to we, human-nature bent, where verbal push and shove 
Will justify excuses with the opposite of love 

Woe to we who are quick to speculative prejudice 
Thus, making a mockery of said-robes of righteousness 

But God bless we who strive to be with kind humility 
Examples of the greatest love for all the world to see 

So, when love’s perfect work is wrought, a few will yet remain 
To prove the message that Christ taught was not offered/authored in vain 

© Janet Martin 

John 4:23
Yet a time is coming and has now come 
when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, 
for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Today's Daily Bread Devotion contains a kind reminder
of the sweetening work of  Time/Experience in the
life of a believer and fruits of the Spirit.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank-you for stopping by my porch! I hope you were blessed!