If you've been reading Life with Lynnie recently, you'll know that I've been writing about love and tolerance. And, the lack thereof.
By showing intolerance to others and by treating people in an unloving manner, a person is going against what God requires or commanded of us. (Read yesterday's entry, if you haven't already.)
Quite often, but thankfully not always, I've been treated unlovingly by those who don't feel the same as I do regarding Biblical standards. Just as I've written about, recently.
From time to time, I've not just been treated unlovingly. In some cases, I've been treated in a rather hateful manner, being accused of having a hateful attitude.
This is absolutely not true.
I do not hate anyone. For any reason.
The truth is, I only feel love towards people.
Yes, even when I've felt I've been wronged by someone, I pray about the situation. Reviewing it in my mind before praying, I reflect upon what happened, and ask myself if there is something I did wrong, in God's eyes.
What man thinks, may be important, even to me. But, it's not more important than what God thinks.
I'm not here to please man. I'm here to please God. And, that's what matters most, to me.
When I speak and/or write about what God wants of us, I speak truth. Even if others don't care for hearing truth. And, I try to do it in a loving manner.
Why? Because, if I didn't do this, I wouldn't be doing God's work.
Jesus spoke truth. Even when people didn't like it. Like the Pharisees.
Just because some didn't like what He had to say, did Jesus alter speaking truth? Absolutely not. He always spoke truth.
As I've mentioned, some people do not treat me in a loving or respectful way. Being treated poorly by people who are believing in and even living in today's sinful society's lifestyles, I have even been accused of being hateful.
So be it. I cannot change the way they feel.
But, I want you to know I am not hateful. I do not hate anyone. Not believers in other religions, nor those who do not believe in God, at all, and certainly not those who claim to belong to Christ.
However, being treated unlovingly and intolerantly by some who do not believe God's truth, I realize that I am being treated hatefully. And, if you're like me, doing what God would have you do, you may be treated this way, also.
It's not surprising. After all, He told us in John 15:18, "If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you."
Yes, there are times when we Christian believers are hated, by those who don't agree with God and His Word.
For these, I pray. I pray that God will reveal truth to them. His truth.
However, as I've said before, there are many people being led astray. Some of them are people who consider themselves to be Christian, and some are those who are supposedly teaching/preaching God's Word, but in reality are preaching/teaching a false gospel.
I pray for those people, also... that God will remove the blinders from their eyes, that God will remove the scales that blind them from His truth.
Hopefully, you pray for this, also. After all, prayer can move mountains. For this, I praise God!
Until next time...
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