For 19 years of my life I was an unbeliever. I said unbelievable things, I did unbelievable things, and I am surprised that some of my girlfriends from high school still considering me a friend because of the unbelievable things. And yet 30+ years later those girls still consider me a friend and I still consider them friends.
I’ve been a Christian for over 30 years and what I have found most unbelievable is the way Christians that don’t know you speak to you on social media platforms. The liberty that Christians take to tear down other believers is astonishing to me. The assumptions that are made are incredible and so often inaccurate. Paul said, when I was a child I thought like a child and acted like a child but when I became a man I put away childish things.￼￼￼￼￼ (1 Corinthians 13:11)
My friends we cannot go another minute another hour another day another month another year with our childish Christian behavior. We must consider others better than ourselves. We must learn what discerning of spirits is. And the first spirit we need to learn to discern is our own. We must remember the words of the old song by The Imperials, they will know we are Christians by our love. The word of God is meant to be used to edify, to build up, to comfort, and to correct in love not to whip other believers with, as though we know who they are despite never meeting them. Church it’s time to grow up. If we want to become sons and daughters of God we must mature.