When I was a young man it was easy to be harsh and without mercy. But after two bouts with cancer and one bout of colitis, a deep brokenness came upon me. Boy was I so scared that I broke out in neurodermatitis (horrible creeping hives)! I do not wish on anyone what happened to me! The pain and fear, yikes! But, to then be healed miraculously, compassion and mercy filled my heart! I received what I didn’t deserve-grace and healing! I came to realize God loves even my enemies. So, I found a way through his grace to love my enemies!
It’s when I think of all the grace (grace is when you get what you don’t deserve) that I’ve been shown what’s left but praying for great grace for others?
Of course, you always speak the TRUTH of God’s word, but speak it like Apostle Paul said in Ephesians 4:15
“speaking the truth in love….”
With this revelation, you find a way to “reach out” to others and minister to them because everyone has value.
Apostle Paul said in Galatians 6:1 (NKJV)
“Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted.”
As a fellow “grace dependent” I suggest the humble path when talking to others.
Jesus said in Matt 5:7 “Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.”
I need some of that mercy, how about you? Notice there’s some self-preservation in this revelation: give mercy, get mercy?!
So, love everyone and let God sort them out in the end!
James 2:13 says (NKJV)
“For judgment is without mercy to the one who has shown no mercy. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”
Friends, God robed himself in flesh to “seek and save that which is lost”. (Luke 19:10)
Let’s tap into the spirit of Jesus: He so loved the world that He GAVE, shouldn’t we?