Thursday, August 23, 2012

To Whom It May Concern...

If you're not a Christian, not attempting to be Christlike, then this is not for you. IF you are a Christian there are a few things I think that we as a nation are forgetting...

1. Respect your political leaders.
Even Saul was chosen by God to be king and David who was next in line by God's design was not willing to harm him. He ran for his own life but he did not threaten Saul's.

2. Respect your elders.
We have elders for a reason and I am the first to mentally yell at the older folks. Not the people I know personally but the bad drivers and the oblivious walkers. No matter how wrong they are I am wrong too.

3. Don't judge the sins around you.
Though I wouldn't steal someones husband and/or kill to cover it up, I have never been called a woman after God's own heart.  I don't really even know what that is supposed to mean but David, king, adulterer, & murderer was called just that. This man danced (naked!) through his city in worshipful praise to my God. I don't think that Gods is expecting that from any of us today but... Would I if he did?

4. Be worthy of the calling you have received!
Live your life in a way that rings honor and glory to God, even in the eyes of those who do not know him. Avoid appearance of evil, most of us have the basics down; don't drink, swear, cheat, steal, and we teach our kids not to push, hit, lie, even chew with their mouths open! What we teach them by example though, is to talk about people who have offended us, to be defiant when we dislike the rules or the leaders, that's its okay to be rude, cutting, short, or sarcastic to our spouses, and usually we don't say sorry for any of these things.

As a Christian, it is so important to do the right thing, especially when it's against our will. Especially when it's not a "written" rule.
Did you just step around litter on the sidewalk? Laugh when the Librarian shushed you? Sneer at the old woman who cut you off at Walmart? As Christians, it is our honor to be the example of Christ, especially when everyone else isn't.

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