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)#*