You know, no matter what we think about the upcoming election time, and who our favorite person or least favorite person is, we should be mature enough to love each other in spite of our differences.
This is actually true about other certain doctrinal concerns that often plague us. Can we get to the point where we can listen to each other, and accept our brothers or sisters, who adhere to a different eschatological viewpoint from ours? Can we get to the point where we aren’t quarreling about eating certain foods, or celebrating this day or that one?
Can we find the things that we share in common, rather than focusing upon what can easily separate us? Can we choose to not demean or put down others who are underprivileged, or hand-capped, or withdrawn? I’m not talking about accepting “everything,” or being so open-minded that we don’t have any principles, but that we embrace compassion and mercy more.
Can we get to the point where we aren’t so easily provoked or angered about petty things that really don’t matter? Perhaps when we begin to do at least some of these things, then the character of Christ will be more visible in us. Perhaps then we can be salt in the world instead of vinegar.
“Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,” Hebrews 6:1.
~ Stephen Hanson
Stephen Hanson of In His Truth Ministries came to the LORD is a special way in 1975 and has been prophesying regularly since. In these end-time birthing pangs we are to be reminded that judgment must first begin with the household of God. Will we be prepared and ready?