Hate The Sin And Not The Person

Treat those who hate you as a physician who hates the illness, but not the person. When someone is ill, they cannot be judged for their illness. Sin, like illness, changes people. It causes them to do things they may not otherwise do. Love all people as Children of God. Guard against your own sinful ways so you do not offend others. But, forgive those who sin against you. This helps save your soul and their souls.

Forgive All

We may have a tendency to want to punish those who wrong us. We may want revenge for those people we judge to be doing evil. How are we to truly know what is in their heart? What if we are to find out later – in Heaven – that they were truly good people or became good people over their life times? Leave the judging to God. Do as Jesus commanded. Love all, forgive all, and seek forgiveness from all. This is the way of Jesus Christ!

Seek The Supernatural In Jesus

Many spiritual seekers will turn to approaches that can lead them away from Jesus Christ. This can end in the deep belief in things like horoscopes, tarot cards, séances, or fortune tellers. Only our Triune God can provide us a path to the true depth of the supernatural. God is the Truth, the Way, and the Life. We can find our real joy, peace and hope in Jesus Christ. Do not let yourself be captivated by ways that are not true to your faith.

Vanity And Personal Honor

Do you ever get overly concerned with your honor? Are you all to ready to insist someone has insulted you? Vanity and a lack of true humility may stand in the way of your ongoing spiritual development. Think of Jesus who was not quick to condemn even when He was falsely accused, tortured, and killed on the Cross! Follow Jesus and let your hurts – perceived or real – go and love again. We can endure and love much when we follow Jesus!