Monday, August 8, 2016


 By John McKay

Scripture Reading: II Corinthians 10:1

"Now I Paul myself beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ ... " Why doesn't the Apostle command them? Why doesn't he exercise his authority over them? Why doesn't Paul threaten them according to the "righteous judgment of God" who will take vengeance with flaming fire? It may seem strange to us to see the method that our Lord Jesus and His servant Paul use when dealing with normal sinners. Of course, there are severe warnings and judgments against false teachers and hardened, deliberate sinners. But normal, weak sinners are shown amazing grace and kindness from all of the Lord's true representatives! "The servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men ... in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth ... " (II Timothy 2:24-26). Here we have the key! The Lord wants us to speak the TRUTH in LOVE! This means we give people the truth of God with the right attitude. Both are necessary to do the work of God and obtain a reward for acceptable service.

If you can only keep one element of this formula, by all means keep the TRUTH. It-the TRUTH-will bless and edify others even though you will lose your reward. It will be far better for you if you do not offend people by having a bad attitude! Let us think about the pattern which the Lord and His Apostles used and commanded followers to use. As Paul puts it, "Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you" (Philippians 4:9). Gentleness and meek- ness with others will accomplish much more than you think! Try it today!

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.

Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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