Shake the Dust

#Perseverance

Truth in grace. Gracious words. God gives them to us, to give to others in an unkind world. When they are received it is beautiful.

When they are not,

shake the dust from our feet as we depart

in search of a more receptive heart.

Note: At times, I find unsolicited comments waiting to be approved. Construed from nothing I said, they are less than kind to say the least. But uncivil comments based only on the subject being the goodness of Christ. I disregard and discard without response after reading, but must read to know they are anathema. However, after being viewed they cannot be unread, much as a pealed bell cannot be un-pealed (true of an orange of a different peel, also). An attack of Pharisees against the power of Christ continues throughout the church age. Rather than being merely legalistic, Pharisees were wrong on many levels, including the most important. Sadducees, on the other hand, could rightly be compared to something even farther from the truth. Far or near, they both missed the mark.

Fed up. But will be fed down again soon.

I wrote the following not to be unkind, but for light to shine darkness must be unveiled. This verselet could rightfully be applied to all deception, universal.

“God has already begun judging his own people. And if his judgment begins with us, imagine how terrible it will be for those who refuse to obey His message. As the Scriptures say,

18 #*“If good people barely escape,
    what will happen to sinners
and to others
    who don’t respect God?”#*  1 Peter 4:17-18 (CEV)

*#Prov. 11:31 (see Septuagint)#*

10 thoughts on “Shake the Dust”

  1. I once met with a social worker who had mobilized a small group of people just out of jail needing jobs (Work related meet). They specialized in tearing down old buildings and tried to salvage lumber and such. When I asked the social worker if they could also learn to build things with what they salvaged, his reply rang true for much of our culture. I sensed it was a spiritual reply as well “No, they only know how to tear things apart”
    Broken people breaking people. Learning from their father of lies. In the end game Truth wins and we should be about prayer for them.

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    1. Amen! Truth does win. We pray for them.
      And I go to my Savior. He applies eye drops to refresh my eyes. He listens as I talk to Him. He cleanses and refreshes my mind. I come away feeling renewed after this debriefing rest break. It soothes. It realigns my perspective. Then I pray with sincerity and a pure heart. The world needs much prayer. His people need much strengthening prayer.

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  2. I am praying right now that all who have written to you, to me, and to all others on WordPress who have written the Truth in love — all who have responded in a spirit of unkindness, unbelief, hatred, or any other way that boils down to refusal of Jesus will know the Truth of God’s love. May they taste and see that the Lord is good.

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