Sensational blog titles and true humility

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Allow me a few moments on my soap box. There are few things frustrate me more than people who use the christian community not as a means of grace but as a tool to advance their cause and to build a platform to themselves. This worked really well for Haman but I digress.

I just get done reading a couple of blog post written by a couple of hacks trying to make a name for themselves by writing sensational blog titles and filling the blog with their perspective and not God’s perspective. I am in the midst of studying for a Funeral and then a message for teens about eternity. So that may be effecting my perspective. But please fellow Christians stop fighting over non essentials. Stand firm on essentials and please do not use the internet as your playground so you can be the class bully.

As I was studying I came across this very convicting quote by Jonathan Edwards that convicted me. I pray it has the same effect on you. God help us to live in light of the massive quantities of grace we have been given.

“Spiritual pride tends to speak of other persons’ sins with bitterness or with laughter and levity and an air of contempt. But pure Christian humility rather tends either to be silent about these problems or to speak of them with grief and pity. Spiritual pride is very apt to suspect others, but a humble Christian is most guarded about himself. He is as suspicious of nothing in the world as he is of his own heart. The proud person is apt to find fault with other believers, that they are low in grace, and to be much in observing how cold and dead they are and to be quick to note their deficiencies. But the humble Christian has so much to do at home and sees so much evil in his own heart and is so concerned about it that he is not apt to be very busy with other hearts. He is apt to esteem others better than himself.”
Jonathan Edwards

“Nothing sets a Christian so much out of the devil’s reach than humility.”
Jonathan Edwards

 

 

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