In the world but not of it

October 27, 2009

Should not have done that…

Filed under: Uncategorized — In the world but not of it @ 4:45 am

Saul was one of the witnesses, and he agreed completely with
the killing of Stephen. Acts 8:1

It hurts real bad when we act before we think and others are
hurt in the process.

Although the Lord had forgiven Paul, I can’t imagine what he
felt like sometime later after coming to Christ and having been a part of such
persecution of those he now loved.

The turbulent emotions must have been overwhelming.

Perhaps we have not been involved in such great persecution
as Paul was but maybe we’ve judged someone unfairly, perhaps we’ve shown
condemnation rather than compassion. We don’t need too much instruction when it
comes to overreacting or “getting in the flesh”.

Lord, help us today to see you in all our situations. Help
me us to remember you are standing behind that person who is difficult to love
or the one who seems to have a personal bent towards us.

Father, please give us the grace to display your character
in the way we respond to others and in how we handle situations.

Remind us we are your ambassadors in this world.

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