My heart truly goes out to some when I see the display of the flesh at times we all fall short so I really have a full time job just making sure I am in check and doing it God's way not my will be done O Lord but thy will be done.
When I examine myself, 2 Peter 1:10, 2 Cor. 13:5, and if there is anything that is not God glorifing it has to go this is called growing in the grace and knowedge of the Lord and sometime I fall short or miss the mark. God commands us to be Holy for He is Holy. I know in myself in my flesh there is no good thing as Paul said the things I want to do I don't do and the things I don't want to do I find myself doing, then he answers his own points it is not him of course it is the Spirit of God he tells us, O wrethed man that I am who shall save me? I thank God through the Lord Jesus Christ who saves. So it is a daily walk for me to keep my eyes focused on me not on what this person is saying or doing if he sins I pray for him if he shows hatered towards me I respond with kindness, if he tells lies against me I do not defend myself I believe no defence no attack, I will not try to defend myself I will leave all this to the Lord He alone knows my heart and even the very intents of my heart. I do know God commands the true believer to love our enemy that is love by showing them God's love His fruit through you to the point the word tells us even your enemies will be at peace with you. The reason being, they will see you only want the very highest good for all and that would be God also having mercy on them also that they to will see God's love we know if we respond with malice we will get back from those lacking bitterness, hatered, and slander and such. Jesus is our perfect example he was mocked, scorned, spit at and he responded not harshly He cried out, Father forgive them for they no not want they do.
I know in myself in my flesh this is impossible for me but with Christ nothing is impossible all things are possible. Love thinketh no evil, love is not provoked, love hopeth in all things, love rejoiceth not in wickedness but rejoiceth in the truth, love is not puffed up, love suffereth long, love is kind, love thinketh no evil, love endureth all things. 1 Cor. 13.
When I think about these verses it is like a mirror to me I have to ask myself is this how I respond to others? God's word acts as a HUGE mirrotr to all of us and God tells us we all will be judged by His word. All that I can do is pray to God to both will and do of His good pleasure in me, to work out what He has worked in me. I leave the judging to the Lord. Thank you. Gary 1 John 3:13-15
<quoted text>I "hear" you loud and clear, Gary.
That's like one that claims to be a believer while composing a post that says something like this...
"I observe those churchoidal maniacs blaspheming God day by day,seating by the table of devil and consuming their own vomits according to 2 Peter 2;19-22
19/they promise them liberty,they themselves are the servants of corruption.......
Just read for example posts of self appointed,self glorious theolog teacher Brother Lee Love,
all what he posts,post only to his own glory and own pleasure reaping fruits of self happiness?
it is sad very sad How this huge crowd is so badly misleaded,not even knowing that they serve devil instead GOD OF THE TRUTH"
I, personally, wouldn't consider such a post a reflection of any fruit of the Spirit, at all. And I hope you wouldn't, either.
Being filled with all unrighteousness... maliciousness... malignity... Backbiters... despiteful, proud, boasters... without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.