A pal of mine sent me a meme stating: “Being taught to prevent talking about politics and religion, has actually caused an absence of understanding of politics and religious beliefs. What we need to have been taught, was how to have a civil discussion about a tough topic.”
We frequently avoid difficult subjects in the hope that they will disappear into the mist. As my wife always states: “Things buried alive, survive”.
However we can’t implicate Paul of doing that. He’s not afraid to resolve any topic. Even those numerous do not wish to discuss. He is direct and wants his listeners to eradicate the wrong things from their lives: 3 Once we, too, were absurd and disobedient; we were misled by others and became servants to many evil enjoyments and wicked desires. Our lives were full of resentment and envy. We hated others and they hated us.
It’s as if a list of wrong actions is put before us and we need to check which of them has become part of our lives again. Have we began taking a look at images? Do we hold a grudge against someone? Do I frown at others?
We should continuously check ourselves to make certain that we have actually not allowed love to slip out the backdoor while hate enters by the front door. Remember, when love is gone, dislike immediately fills the empty spaces.
Love is the glue that keeps people together and if it’s not there, they fall apart. As Mannetjies (not his genuine name) experienced personally:
We always say I have a lot to be grateful for.
I have a beautiful house and no mortgage.
My freezer is complete.
My beautiful cars and truck is paid up.
My kids are smart, informed and well-mannered.
I have a healthy service with a fantastic turnover.
BUT MY PARTNER DOESN’T LOVE ME!
How can you be positive? Since the love of your other half is far more essential that all those things!
We must take care of the love in our relationships. We must make certain that it doesn’t leave, since the important things that comes in its location destroys. May God assist us. May his Spirit assistance avoid us going back to our previous lives. May we get Jesus’ forgiveness and share it wherever it is needed, since forgiveness eliminates hate and makes area for love.
Titus 3:3 -7
What incorrect things exist in your life?
How can you get rid of them?
Where do you need to sow love?
Dad, please reveal me where I have allowed sin into my life. Please assist me get rid of it and to live simply before You once again. In Jesus’ Name, amen.