IMPORTANT: Whenever you find yourself being bombarded with scriptures by someone via social media that claims to be trying to help, immediately message them your phone number and ask them to call you!
This will often show their true motive.
If they really love you, they will call. If they really care to help you, they will call. However, if their response is to send you more self righteous, psuedo-religious banter, then they are not led by the spirit of God and they are not FOR you. They are in fact AGAINST you.
See, the enemy wants to create division amongst the Saints and his greatest resource is the flesh! He can stir up pride in the average believer with relative ease. So often times even when someone means well, the enemy activates the pride of their flesh and they begin to believe that they are in a right position by using scripture to condemn. However we must remeber, JESUS CAME NOT TO CONDEMN THE WORLD, BUT TO SAVE IT.
Knowing scripture is incredibly valuable however LOVING GOD AND LOVING PEOPLE are the ultimate commandments. Love must be at the foundation of all that we do, and this is especially true when it comes to correction.
"If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. (1 Corinthians 13:1-3 ASV)"
God wants us to know that if love is not the foundation of all of our actions, beliefs, and speach, then we not only have nothing, but we are nothing!
God is love! So if ever something has no love, then it has no God.
So when that individual is unloading a duffle bag full of scriptures on your Facebook page, and you ask them to call, you are providing an opportunity to share hearts and build a relationship. The enemy will run from that. He will hide behind facebook and fire away, justifying his cause but avoiding any and every opportunity to actually glorify God by "meeting you where you are at", hearing your voice, and learning your hearts desire. God is drawn to the heart of man and with every invitation, he crushes in like a mighty wind, ready to captivate the soul and show you his love!
So with every conflict, be sure to invite God (invite love), and hastily seek a resolution that bring Him the most glory!
Here's to ending facebook condemnation! All across the globe!
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