January is almost over and with each new day, it feels great to wake up to the morning sun. By now, most of what we want out of this year has been figured out although how to get there may still be in progress.
No one is a fan of a hypocrite- we are all allergic to the act but (imagine the world without insects) we still have them among us. And most of them are found in the church. Too quick to point fingers, meanwhile the skeletons in their closets are even more shocking.
We often hear that we ought to practice what we preach and walk our talk. But how many of us heed to this?
But the end of the charge is love out of a pure heart and a good conscience and faith unfeigned – 1 Timothy 1:5 (ASV).
As humans we were born sinners; as Christians, we have been saved through grace, and, although we are flawed, we are striving each day to reach perfection. We all have a past and that is all there is to it- it is history now. So when someone comes to our household of faith with all his baggage, it is our responsibility as fellow brethren to help him offload and dispose them off it and not to stand from afar and accuse him of how bad he is.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand-Psalm 37:24 (KJV).
Beloved, let us love, for love is of God- let’s show people the goodness of the love of Christ; we were called to be ambassadors not accusers. Some of us put on this façade of piety, speak what I just discovered in a book as “Christianese” and shun those who are not of us. That is not right.
Whatever we do, let’s make sure our conscience is in accord with our actions. Let’s not feign loyalty to Christ and go through the back door to get things done. Let’s make our Lord proud as His ambassadors and welcome those who enter His embassy the church with open arms, true love and with undying faith that the One who brought them in will change their hearts and make them stay.