An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Comments Are Love in Action

(1 Corinthians 12:20-1 KJV)  But now are they many members, yet but one body.  And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no need of thee: nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.

Recently I received a comment from Stan at According to the Book.  You can read it HERE.  This is an example of how the internet can be a tool for building our spiritual lives.  One of the gifts of the spirit that I do not have and do not understand is the gift of Mercy.  People with this gift drive me crazy.  I keep wondering what is wrong with them.  The problem is not in them, it is in me.  I need a constant reminder of that and this comment pointed it out, oh so gently.  I don’t know if it was the intent of the writer, but it was the intent of God.  I don’t know that I would change what I said, but when you deal with issues that can discourage the innocent you need to keep such things as mercy on the edge of your mind.  And of course the opposite is true.  When we are feeling compassion for people we need to be honest about their contribution to the problem.  This is part of the meaning of the Body of Christ and the way in which the gifts work together.

So keep using the web as a spiritual tool.  Keep writing.  Keep reading.  Above all keep open to the teaching of the Holy Spirit as we give and take.  I have another post that I read on another blog that is bouncing around in my head.  I may respond on line but the work is being done in my soul.  Preach it brothers!  (and of course sisters)

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