"Those who control their tongue will have a long life; opening your mouth can ruin everything" (Proverbs 13:3 NLT).
History repeats itself. This isn’t merely an assertion made by historians. I think most of us will agree there is truth in that statement, based on our own experimentation. Nowhere is this more magnified than in the enduring Word of God...
We shouldn’t tolerate hatred towards godliness (e.g., act as if there’s truth at all to it). Love isn’t weak, nor should it stand down in the face of animosity towards Christ. It’s not hate to call someone a murderer if they murdered someone (whether it’s an unborn child or an adult). If that facts are offensive, too bad.
Jesus trained His first disciples to take their sense of awe and use it to the glory of God!...to pray for their fellow evangelists, even.
Someone might argue that beholding God’s creation is one thing, but understanding it in the context of salvation is another thing altogether; but they’d be wrong. They presuppose that God hasn’t instilled a conscience in man (ability to discern right and wrong - ala Ro 2:14-16).
A gentle answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1)
"So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls." (James 1:21 - NLT)
"For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." (1 Corinthians 1:18)
"The grass withers and the flowers fade but the word of our God stands forever” (Isaiah 40:8).
The words of the wise are like cattle prods--painful but helpful. Their collected sayings are like a nail-studded stick with which a shepherd drives the sheep. - Ecclesiastes 12:11 (NLT)
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