Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kissed or Rebuked?
"Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are lavish and deceitful." Proverbs 27:6 (Amplified Bible)
Some people would rather be "kissed, than rebuked". If someone corrects us when we are wrong, we should not be offended but take it as a learning experience. Wrong is WRONG!! Regardless to who is it. Be humble and accept correction when we are wrong. Cautions and warnings litter the scriptures concerning being humble and repentant when we are wrong. Be warned again if you get mad at someone when they tell you the TRUTH about something you've done that was in fact wrong!!! Don't get mad. You know you did wrong, just accept the correction because it is from GOD. NO, you are NOT being judged, and if you are it is RIGHTEOUS. Do not become like------>
2 Timothy 4:1-4 (Amplified Bible)
1CHARGE [you] in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, Who is to judge the living and the dead, and by (in the light of) His coming and His kingdom:
2Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.
3For the time is coming when [people] will not tolerate (endure) sound and wholesome instruction, but, having ears itching [for something pleasing and gratifying], they will gather to themselves one teacher after another to a considerable number, chosen to satisfy their own liking and to foster the errors they hold,
4And will turn aside from hearing the truth and wander off into myths and man-made fictions.
Don't be deceived by pride.
"Be honest in your judgment and do not decide at a glance (superficially and by appearances); but judge fairly and righteously." John 7:24 (Amplified Bible)
Courtesy of Kelvin R. Jordan