God’s Words ARE the only Eternal Truth.. and it takes love to fully, truly understand.
( yes, even good messages and advice you hear on movies, shows, music, books, etc. may sound good, but may not be fully accurate.)
Communication is so complex even from human to human, let alone from God to human thru Christ or from human thru Christ to God. From human to human our tone, pitch, choice of words, body language, facial expression, and VERY very IMPORTANT, something people always forget to do, BEING SILENT, to TAKE THE TIME to LISTEN, and NOT talk over someone, can make the difference between a verbal attack and a difficult, but yet peaceful transition during a confrontation between two people ( it happens, fights happen. We are imperfect humans after all, but Forgiveness ASAP is vital). To have: ‘order in the court’ so to speak for a fair trial, between two individuals that feel hurt or wronged, requires both the defendant and the plaintiff get the chance to share their side without interruption. Sometimes mediators are necessary for clarity, or if both parties cannot have self-control. Yelling usually comes when someone doesn’t get to fully and accurately share what they need to, they then start screaming out words in desperation, and if that doesn’t work they try to hurt the other person with hurtful words because they may themselves feel wronged. Skip all that ca ca and just love, love never fails ( 1st Cor 13:4,8). At times it takes 10 times to get our words out right, with what our heart REALLY means, and not just the mean, but untrue things we say out of anger; so listening without interruption gives a hurt person the chance to feel loved and cared for and not just ignored and insignificant.
Thus, love, is needed for everyone, despite their differences in beliefs, ideas, feelings, culture, meanness, love covers a multitude of sin; not trying to change what is, but finding a way to love it still, and allowing God to do his work( while still of course captivating your own thoughts in Christ which happens by getting closer and closer to God by listening to ALL that he commands, which makes captivating your thoughts in Christ easier, with time).
The opposite of love is hate, so where there is hate there will never be truth, hate kills truth, divides everyone, destroys, angers, instills violence, ruins relationships, ends lives, and hurts God.
Hate: (Try Not NOT not to do this).
Name calling: ( you selfish, you proud, narcissist, hater, you ugly, you on and on, she/ he looks like a …)
belittling ( bringing up someone’s past, especially if they’ve taken up the bravery ( with God’s help) to move forward, and make changes.)
Pity ( no one loves me, a long time ago this happened to me, life is not fair, no one ever does this for me..)
[Pride & Pity go hand in hand, where there is Pride, Pity often follows, because a person feels very hurt, but has a very hard time saying sorry, though they know they did wrong, but often are Not listened to ever, whole-heartedly by anyone either]. GOD ALWAYS LISTENS TO US ALL THOUGH, he knows our heart, no matter how jumbled up our words may come out.
Pride ( you got to be willing to own up when you’ve made a mistake and say sorry from your heart, and Forgive ( humans make mistakes, don’t expect a human to be perfectly reliable or 100% capable, we are imperfect humans, NOT perfect God). Even if you feel like a kid that just got out of his/ her room from time out after throwing the whole families’ dinner on the floor in tantrum, you still got to come out from your room at some point smile and keep living, not go to some dark place in your soul.)
jealousy/envy ( Is hate for what God gave You, and idolizing others and their stuff/ making them and that your God, thus hurting God).
Jumping to conclusions ( haste makes waste) patience is key, slow down, stay silent, let God instruct you, don’t fall into any of Satan’s traps.
Fear, God does NOT USE FEAR as a tactic to get people to listen, he always loves.
There is a difference between loving rebuke and hate, a loving rebuke doesn’t set out to make a person feel small. It uses the golden rule, do to others as you would like done to you( including speaking with respect). Before you act, ask yourself: what would Jesus do, what would he say in this situation?) A loving rebuke uses constructive criticism: actual step by step instructions that can be of actual use to another person.
( example: Hey Mary, maybe instead of getting so mad every time things don’t go your way, perhaps you try looking at it this way: God knows what is best for you, he is not gonna let you turn spoiled rotten, but he knows what you do need right now, and he never has let you down, right?)
“So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks*** it will be opened. 11 If a son asks for [a]bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? 12 Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” Luke 11:9-13
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.*** 1st Cor13:4-6
- 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said,
- If you hold to my teaching,***
- you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
18 The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth
160 All your words are true; all your righteous laws***are eternal.
11 Teach me your way, LORD, that I may rely on your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart****, that I may fear your name.
17 Sanctify*** them by the truth; your word is truth.
15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed*** and who correctly handles the word of truth.
2nd Tim 2:15
8 If we claim to be without sin,***we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
Listen and obey EVERYTHING God says, his laws are RIGHTEOUS( it is possible to listen to ALL his laws) it will require loyalty to God through VERY hard trials, but he GIVES the most POWERFUL STRENGTH and Mercy to conquer the Evil ( we will never be perfect like Christ, but we NEED to strive towards it like a warrior, not being one who is lusting, lazy, lying, lowdown, two-timing, proud and self-pitied, moping about the situation they are in, not realizing how much wrong we have all done, so it’s what we get; so better to get up now and fight now, start the process of overcoming it now, LISTEN to God now, before it eats you alive. And it will mean this feeling of freedom now, self-confidence, God having your back Deut 31:6, and a life that never ends ((The real fountain of Youth will be a gift from God). EXTREMELY soon to come.
God I know, there will always be someone that tries to break your sheep, you do everything right, they hate you, and if you do everything wrong they pick at you, but for that reason I pray give those that want to listen to you, the Faith to endure and where faith falls short, the wisdom, to overcome the hate of this world. Amen.