Thought of the day:
An ungodly man digs up evil, And it is on his lips like a burning fire. A perverse man sows strife, And a whisperer separates the best of friends. A violent man entices his neighbor, And leads him in a way that is not good. He winks his eye to devise perverse things; He purses his lips and brings about evil. Proverbs 16:27-30 NKJV
One of the biggest causes of division for anyone, whether it be relationships, ministry, businesses, etc., is when people try to look for the wrongs on others. It is easy to look at others faults because, we are 1. Conditioned to do so from our old life and 2. We have faults of our own and try to deflect others from seeing them by pointing out others faults. Could it be why Jesus said, ““Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.” Matthew 7:1-2 NKJV?
When we pursue a Relationship with Christ, we are told to Love others starting with God First, John 13:34-35. In loving others, yes, we may say or point out things to help keep them accountable, it should be be cause we love them and want to help them grow, 1 Thessalonians 5:11, not to cover our flaws. This means that we need to see where they flourish at and encourage them to continue in those areas, where it brings them closer to Christ. This means that we need to learn at looking for the good instead of the evil, or another way to put it, being “sin sniffers”.
Let’s ask Our Lord to Help is grow in the area of encouragement and not tearing down, let His Love Flow through us.