“Out of his fullness we have all received grace upon grace already given” (John 1:16).
Jesus came into this world to be the perfect sacrifice for us. He was perfect in every way so we don’t have to be. Grace upon grace. What freedom if we choose to accept it!
In 2 Corinthians 5:2 it says, “We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as if God were making his appeal through us.” And as a believer we are to be ambassadors of Christ. Representing who He is to the world. Extending love and grace to one another as He did.
So why is it that Christians eat their own?
As Christians we are the first to condemn another Christian for sins we think they might have committed particularly if they are in the lime light, a Christian speaker, singer, a pastor.
Granted we are to hold other believers accountable as laid out in Matthew 18:15-17, however, we cannot hold someone accountable we don’t know. Someone we only get snippets of information about. Yet we wildly wield about our scepter of judgment upon the unsuspecting, spreading our opinions around like cow manure. When we do we show others that Christians are judgmental … they eat their own and they may very well eat you!
And then we ask, why doesn’t everyone want be a Christian like us?
We are not being very Christ like.
Let’s be true ambassadors of Christ and extend a hand of grace. Grace upon grace.
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