Like Jesus, Speak Without Fighting [GodTV]

As you know, I write current event inspired posts for GodTV. A recent one has still been stirring in my heart in light of the social media frenzy of opinion we see increasing. Here’s a portion of that post: 

The world needs Jesus. But not just any Jesus — the world needs the Jesus of the Bible.


Speak Without Fighting

It seems we have created our own idea of who the Son of God is and how He carried Himself on the earth. Or maybe we just missed the part where He often called people out for their behavior and corrected them publicly. Don’t get me wrong, I fell in love with the Savior who was sent by God to rescue me from my sins. When I felt rejected and inferior, He showed me great love and compassion. But the more I learned about His righteousness, I learned one more thing too: “You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness more than Your companions” (Hebrews 1:9).

Jesus hated lawlessness and said so whether the crowds liked it or not. As one evangelist said, “We forget Jesus was a fiery revolutionary!” He Himself said, “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword” (Matthew 10:34).

The scriptures are clear: “And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient…” (2 Timothy 2:24). In other words, it’s possible to be strong without getting into a war of words. But we shouldn’t misconstrue this to mean we are to only be gentle. The passage goes on to say: “in humility correcting those who are in opposition if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth” (verse 25). 

The Bible says Jesus was full of grace and truth. So consider this:

  • Truth without grace is mean.
  • Grace without truth is meaningless.

Jesus had both. And so should we. We need to learn from His example and… [continue at GodTV]


2 thoughts on “Like Jesus, Speak Without Fighting [GodTV]

  1. I am responding to this as I spoke with 2 little girls at Tops market. The littlest (2.5 y,o. had a little Troll ( the mother had to tell me as i couldn’t remember ). Her older sister 7 (maybe) was helping her out and playing with her and both laughing and smiles. I hope each and every one of you recalls that Jesus loved and still does love the children. The why I will let you think on that very seriously. Let me know your opinion when you find your answers for you — I do want to hear about them truly.

    I love kids perhaps more than anything else in this world! For myself there are many reasons. I am a grown-up and by now I should know how to talk without any kind of malice.

    I had open heart surgery almost a year ago (11) months. I guess I’ve been angry and too often rageful for so many things that never used to bother me. The only joy I find have found this past year is watching children play and being able to talk to them about their troll dolls and their tiaras.

    I don’t know why and if anybody out there has any suggestions or helps I welcome them because this is not me. Even the worst times of my life I’ve not been like this. it’s been getting worse and I so want to change I asked Jesus every day maybe six times a day to change it. Frankly I’m amazed at what I am right now this past 10 months or so & I don’t know why.

    I presume that I can begin to talk like Jesus again, more or less and probably less =) ; but not like it has been. He had everything under control then and he has now. If you, If any of you have any prayers for me I would welcome them; in fact I’m pleading for them and l’ll be praying for you even if you don’t — I think that’s what Jesus would do.

    Anyway let’s not fight about this … there is a way.

    • I always love your honesty Rick. And I thought about your love for watching kids and thought I think God is the same with us (His kids). So maybe you just need to be like a kid again and talk to Him that way 🙂 always praying for you.

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