March 12, 2017

The faithful wounding

Proverbs 27:6 speaks of what true friendship truly is between people.

If you are looking for accolades, praises, and kudos, (not reproof), then the world can give you that.

They will give you that; but then watch your back.

Rarely will you find someone who will give correction.

Many prefer that they look good, and the rest of us look bad.

The gal with spinach in her teeth will make others look better.

The women who go off on tangents, and who spend money and time unwisely, and who are silly, and not submissive to their husbands, and the ones who think that God is preoccupied with body size, and thus they are consumed with it trying first this diet, and then the next, and the ones who think that God wants them to be in perfect health, and have wealth, will not desire to hear anything different.

But the woman, who loves God, is a faithful friend, and will speak truth to darkness.

How will they know?

Who will speak the truth that sets souls free?

Truth sets free.

Do you speak it?

Those, who know it, speak it.

"Faithful are the wounds of a friend," Proverbs 27:6.

Have you "wounded" anyone lately?

Faithful friends do just that.

Why?

Because they truly love that "neighbor" and desire that none perish in sin.

The truly redeemed are true friends.

Do you speak honestly with your friends?

If you do, then most likely you will not have many true friends.

Jesus spoke only truth, and at the end of his life, most of his "friends" abandoned him.

The world is full of "friends" who will not only not die for you, they will not tell you that the sin that you do will take you to hell, which God says sinners deserve, and upon whom the wrath of God rests.

John 3:36 tells us that those who believe the commands of Jesus are free from that wrath.

Why? Because they DO the works of Jesus. They love, and are always obedient.

The Spirit lives in them to accomplish God's will (Romans 8:10).

Rejection of the Son is always disobedience. To disobey, and thus to sin, one turns away from God.

The disobedient do not have eternal life. Eternal life, for the repentant, starts here on earth. That life does not start, and stop, but is everlasting. They are not abiding in the Vine. 

Sin is always darkness. It always separates. Anyone, who still sins, is separated from God and those individuals, many in this world who consider themselves saved, do not have eternal life.

You must repent (agree with God about it) of your sin, to sin no more, or you are a "worker of iniquity," and to those Jesus will say, "Depart from me," even though you will say that you prayed, did ministry, and mission, work, and you might even have cast out demons (Matthew 7:21-23).

That proves nothing to him.

Obedience is key.

Those, who love God, obey him, and what does obedience look like not once in a while, but always?

Do you know?

Do say that you love God?

What, according to I John 4:20, I John 5:3, and John 15:14 is proof according to the Lord?







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