Most people are a mirror reflection of who and what they adamantly speak about others.
In Proverbs 16:7, we read, “When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies be at peace with him.”
How do we do that? We obey Christ and learn the art of silence and prayers.
Paul teaches us never to be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of our minds so that through the Holy Spirit, we may discern God’s will.
Sadly, not all adhere to God’s truth and will continually beat a dead horse and speak poorly of you even when you are silent.
When this happens, people make themselves evident to others. Similarly, if people can see it, you bet God sees it.
The Lord gave me this metaphorical revelation that reflects why people continue with lip service.
“Like a record player, the dirt on the record causes it to skip and play the same old song repeatedly. Over and over, indeed, the record’s filthiness is the problem, but it cannot fix itself.”
Understandably, Father says they cannot fix themselves. Only repentance leads to change, and no one can force anyone to see the error of their ways if they love their sin more than fear God.
Nonetheless, we can examine our ways, testing them to not only stay in God’s will but return if the record starts to skip.
Telling ourselves, No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I will not be disqualified.
The Lord is revealing, and broken records that cause harm to the body of Christ and unwilling to repent will be unplugged.
1 Thessalonians 2:4
But just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.
For am I now seeking the approval of man or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.
Do everything in love.
C. Brejcha ©️
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