Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Living In Sin

She was raised in the church.  She knows Truth.  She has walked away from living the Truth.  She lives with her boyfriend now.

Her grandmother loves Jesus.  She didn't like this boy her granddaughter was living with, so she treated him poorly.  She changed her mind recently.  She decided to be kind and loving to him.  He's responded and loves her now.  They hug each time they see each other and have fun together.  She loves him now.

What way do you think is most likely to win him to the Lord?  Being upset with him that he is living in sin with her granddaughter and treating him poorly or loving on him?

We don't win others to Jesus by being mean.  Actually, we aren't suppose to be mean to anyone.  The only people Jesus was angry with were the religious leaders who gave everyone "their" set of rules and expected others to live by them, even when they did not.

Jesus came to save the lost.  He did it by loving and serving them.  We are called to do the same.

We are called to even love our enemies...So, go love those around you ~

the rebellious teenagers

the homosexual neighbors

the woman who gossips about everyone

the irritable husband

the acquaintance in prison

You get the idea.  Even love the unlovable.  Everyone needs to be loved.  People are won by sugar, not by vinegar!  You don't win anyone by being angry and upset with them {including your husbands!}.

Beloved, let us love one another:  for love is of God, and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God. 
I John 4:7