Well, I have been accused of doing some things over last few months that I hadn’t done. And, sadly, I have been told by someone that I absolutely do not doubt, that the one that actually did those things was one of my loudest, harshest, most cruel accusers who had called me any number of terrible names and has attacked my character repeatedly, spreading half truths and untruths. I suppose I really should be angry to have been done that way, but thanks to God, I no longer have that in me. Instead, I pity the person and pray for them. Hoping that God will work on them to move them to be honest and more importantly, come to know Christ. Despite this person professing to know Him, the actions are far removed from those He expects of us.
So, praise the Lord, I forgive the offender, I pray for them and hope for Christ to work in their life to bring them to Him.
1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
8 Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.
9 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son.
10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into [your] house, neither bid him God speed:
11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
2 John 1:8-11
31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:
32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:31-32
As I said, I will be praying for this person. But, the tender heart and forgiveness is not my doing, I give all glory for the change in me, my outlook and response to Christ.
But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 2 Corinthians 1:12
I praise the God for the changes He has made in me and I give Him all the glory for those changes.
Lord, I praise Your Holy name and worship You for all You have done for me. Thank You for the salvation You gave me. I praise You for helping me better have the heart of Christ who died on the cross for my sins. I ask in Jesus name that You continue to work in my heart and help me better serve and know Him. Please work in the hearts of those who attack other people and accuse them falsely. Show them all the errors of their ways.
I pray that You work in the hearts and minds of loved ones and help draw us all closer to You and have Your way in all of our lives.
Thanks for the visit, I hope all are well and that He is blessing you all richly. Be sure to be a blessing to someone else today.