Sunday, 26 June 2011
Stained glass, StJohn'sAshfield, The Good Shepard.
I like to think that I'm not a hypocrite, but the Lord's standard makes me wonder some times.
If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this persons religion is worthless. James 1: 26.
It's so easy to speak without thinking, to judge.
Whoever says " I know Him" but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 1 John 2:4.
His speech was smooth as butter, yet war was in his heart; his words were softer than oil, yet they were drawn swords. Psalm 55:21.
I think we've all come across the one above, but aren't we all like that sometimes, saying one thing but meaning something else.
If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar, for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. 1 John 4:21.
The last one is particularly hard, there are so many "unlovable" brothers. But God will accept no excuses on this one!
With God there is no compromise.