30 July 2014
Words out of Fashion – Closing Thoughts
Greetings Dear Reader,
Jesus made it clear to us that he was the living Word of God. We use so many words that are not loving or necessary. When God wanted to communicate his love to us he sent Jesus as the living Word.
Communication is the foundation of all that we do to interact as people. Our primary vehicle for that is the use of words. When we use words that are true but offensive in love we are never wrong. Words like sin and accountability are necessary but never to be used to bludgeon others.
I am only to use them from a position of love and compassion for those still trapped in a life without Christ. Too often we use words as weapons that are the same words that apply to our own guilt before God. We have power, authority, and words. We are only to use them from a position of humility born of commonality.
We must use unpopular words at time but only to communicate to others their need for Jesus. I can only do this once I have earned the right to be heard by using my actions, my heart, and yes my words in a way that reflects Christ.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store."