Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Why Was She So Angry?
Why Was She So Angry?
Although I was an onlooker, my
friend was raging with anger as she spouted to her co-workers.
She was very disturbed and offended about one
of her fellow Christian friends who had said some remarks about her living with
her lover for many years without the benefit of marriage.
In anger she said, “I am a
'committed Christian,' and my lover and I are so much in love and have been for a
good many years, and I can’t believe how cruel and horrible my Christian ‘friend’
was with her unkind criticism of my way of life.”
I was amazed as her
co-workers quickly rallied around her in defense of her errant lifestyle.They agreed with her that some Christians are
clueless about this Hip generation and are simply hateful. They all attempted to justify what they knew in their hearts was wrong.
As I contemplated why the
complication of these two precious lives had not found a solution to arrange a wedding
it baffled me.
emotionally a marriage would improve her situation, plus it would be an example
to others who wondered if “Christians” (or anyone) living together outside of Marriage
was okay if you merely declared your love for the person.
It was not my place at this
time to preach, but only to observe.I
questioned to myself, “Why is she so
angry at hearing “Truth.”
Then I was reminded about
Jesus when he spoke truth; it infuriated the Scribes and Pharisees.They were so enraged at the ministry of Jesus
that they hated him and planned how they might kill him.
Then as I continued to ponder
“Why was she so
hopping mad at hearing truth from her ‘Christian’ friend?” another
thought occurred to me.
It was the story of Jesus and
the woman caught in adultery brought to Him for stoning.He wrote in the sand (was it the sins of the
accusers?) and then he said the words, “He that is without sin let him cast the
What to do?We all are guilty of some sort of past sin
and I certainly was not in a position to cast any stones, so my duty is to pray
for my friend that she and her lover of many years will seek wisdom and find a lawful
solution to their obvious problem.
least it was obvious to me;
and also to her Christian Friend. J
Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction. - - 2 Timothy 4:2