MORNINGTIME 3907by Benjamin Munsell on December 21, 2021
Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, (Love), I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 1 Corinthians 13:1. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, LOVE your enemies, BLESS them that curse you, DO GOOD to them that hate you, and PRAY for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in Heaven: for He maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:43-45,48. Before you were Saved, you were a sinner beyond hope and on your way to Hell. All sin is equal and worthy of Hell, yes, but some sins are more visible than others and some people really LOOKED like they "deserved" to go to Hell more than others. This IS man judging man based on surface appearances and man likes to "totem pole" sin by what they see. BUT THE LORD sees "the Heart" and can Judge man on his Heart Attitudes" and the things the rest of us can't see. Believer, you WERE a God hater and on your way to Hell BECAUSE YOU DESERVED IT. You had been Rejecting Christ ALL your life, and yet, the Lord saw a small Hunger for Christ no one else could see, AND HE SAVED YOU INSPITE OF YOUR WORLDLY GOD HATING APPEARANCES. And that's all He's asking us Believers to do, go forth into "the world" and carry the Love of Christ IN US FROM CHRIST to all those lost God haters IN SPITE of what they look like to us and the world. Back in his day, would you have been willing to talk to Saul in the middle of his Murder Spree to kill all the Christians he could find? INCLUDING YOU TOO IF HE COULD FIND YOU? As we've seen, Saul's APPEARANCE was to kill, but HIS HEART was for Christ. He got Saved, "and saved thousands" during the rest of his life. Preach and Teach Christ to them all, that they may Eternally, Be Blessed.