Do you have them mixed up?
Are you a Bible thumper? You know the type, every time some body commit a sin they stampede over to them, shove the Bible in their face they and quote from scripture how they are sinners and must repent or they will burn in hell. They are the biggest hypocrites I have ever met. They do more to turn people against Jesus than anything else. As well, they are usually the biggest sinners.
For example I know someone who constantly condemned me for smoking. He usually slept during service. You know why? It was because he was tired. You know why he was tired? Perhaps it was because he was up all night trying to sell drugs. I know it for a fact because I saw him doing it after coming home from a class. Whose sin do you think Jesus finds more repulsive?
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” Plato
Then there is the servant of Christ. They live out the Christian lifestyle and it attracts people to them like bees to honey. They are both the planters and harvesters, brining people into the Holy family of Jehovah. That is my style and I can humbly say I have guided a few people to our precious savior Jesus. As we guide them they will understand their weaknesses and surrender them to Jesus. He will heal them and lead them into a divine relationship with Jehovah.
The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life, but a deceitful tongue crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 15:4, New International Version
“Do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness … not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” Romans 2:4 New Living Translation
So come on Christians, let’s walk the walk before we talk the talk if we want to be effective servants of Jesus.
Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (God our provider) please guide my words and actions today that they may not only bring you glory and praise, but that they may also bring the lost little lamb to You. In the name of the greatest Sheppard Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus’ love bless you today and every day