Aug. 22, 2014

"Reconciling our Differences"

As we continue to deal with forgiveness:  The Bible says in, Matthew 5:23-24 New King James Version (NKJV) "Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift."

 

In other words:  We as Christians must love our brothers and sisters in Christ as we do ourselves.  God will not accept offerings made from a heart full of bitterness.  If we take communion with bitterness in our hearts, we may drink sickness, and sometimes death unto our bodies.  Quickly forgive everyone and particularly your brothers and sisters in Christ.  God desires that we love each other.  We do not love the sins but we love the person.  Hate the sin and love the sinner.  Isn't that what Jesus does?

 

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Love you,

Evangelist JoAnne Smith Hooks

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