Spirit & Life Devotional
Saturday, June 28
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
1 Corinthians 4:12-13 ERV "When people insult us, we ask God to bless them. When people treat us badly, we accept it. When people say bad things about us, we try to say something that will help them. But people still treat us like the world’s garbage—everyone’s trash."
A HIGHER LIFE (WALKING IN LOVE)
Years ago, I was walking by the house of someone, I don't know who, and I heard him saying, "Die, die, die, die!" I was shocked and I trembled. That was supposed to be a prayer to the Almighty God! Well, I thought it was witchcraft.
I'm sorry to say this, but some of us who say we are born again are wicked and heartless. Some of us wouldn't mind stoning people to death, the way they did in the Old Testament. And yet, we are beneficiaries of God's grace and mercies! I question a faith that does not forgive! I question a faith that seeks the destruction of souls for whom God sent His Son to die. And I question a faith that only seeks vengeance.
Some of us have made ourselves slaves of the actions of other people. How? Because our attitudes, actions and reactions are dependent on their own actions. It shouldn't be so. As a Christian, you must be guided by the word and be controlled by the Spirit such that you are unaffected by what people say about you or what they do to you; their actions may hurt, but you refuse to let it change you and how you see them. That's a higher life; walking in love.