Thought For Today
Luke 7:41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.
Luke 7:42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most?
Luke 7:43 Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged.
Do you go to church with some people that has a very spotted past?
Do you have X-drug addicts in your church?
Do you have X-alcoholics in your church?
Is there people in your church that has been in prison?
Do you have people in your church that has been unfaithful to their spouse?
Do you have people in your church that has stole things?
Are there people in your church that have told lies?
Rest assured that you do in deed have these kind of people in your church, if you don't then you have a church full of perfect people, and if they are perfect then they are Jesus! Think to yourself about the person in your church that has been in the most trouble in their life. Look at the way they live now, in most cases this person is living as good as they possibly can because they were like the man that was forgiven the five hundred pence, God forgave them much, therefore they love God much!
We are not to condemn anyone, God is the only one that has the right to condemn anyone! We are to love one another with brotherly love. This does not mean we have to like what some people do, or how they may live, but we do have to love them as a person, this is one of God's commandments!
And you can believe that the person in your church that did the worse things, is the one that Loves God the most! So don't condemn someone for their past, because God has forgotten their past therefore we should also!