Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 5:46 am
Pausing. Reflecting. Thinking of the words You speak to me. You tell me to be as human as You have created me to be, but! Not to act independent of You. You also tell me that You delight in my obedience not matter the cost to me. You tell that Your delight in my obedience is my strength. You also tell me that You love Your children, but You hate their self-righteousness.
Let’s take for instance this thing about help. So many are practically obsessed with this thing about helping others. Why? Because, in a subtle way when we help others we control them. Think about it my dear fellow human. When we help others, we become their gods—their saviors. We get praised. But, we lamely confess our doings to be for our ‘Lord’. O how good we are!
Hum! O my Father, You done caught me. I shall never forget it. “Is it My name or is it your shame that you are so concerned about?” O man! We are so clever. We know the commandments, but! We figure our way of keeping those commandments is better than the way of the One Who instituted them. The helping gig is attributed to the second commandment. That’s the number one commandment in our list.
Then? The thing about witnessing and ministering and working for the ‘Lord’. Yesterday, I witnessed the most pathetic way of coercion in lieu of converting Catholics to Christianity. There was a crowd of people, perhaps a shopping mall. In the crowd, there was this big boisterous man holding a Bible and bashing a Catholic subject he had grab on to somehow: the loud and boisterous question for all to hear was, “DO YOU KNOW THE SECOND COMMANDMENT?” I expected the answer to be the answer Yahushua gave in: Matthew 22:36-40, but! To my amazement? It was not!