Thursday, October 20, 2016

Corrupt Talk

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Eph 4:29

Christians in America would be wise to put Paul's words into action at all times, but especially now! I have never seen so much hatred and malice over politics. Many people refuse to disagree with one another and move on, instead they insult each other and insult the candidates. Nothing wrong with saying I don't agree with Mr. or Mrs. Doe's politics, but many don't leave it with that, many people start firing off curse words, casting stones, and political zingers. Much of the conversation is R rated. Eph 5:4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Stand your ground in a godly way. Confess and repent, turn away from all the negativity, criticism, and judgment. Turn off the TV set. Don't tweet or post every salacious detail you see on the Internet. PRAY

God will not be surprised by the election results. Someone will win. Someone will be inaugurated. I recommend praying for both candidates because as in important as this is, their spiritual lives - their eternal lives are more important.

We don't need to go back to our past to be great again. The Hebrews murmured and complained after they left Egypt, they wanted to go back - How did that work out for them? Lot's wife looked back - Need I say more.

Look to God, look to the future. Being great as a nation can happen once more, but it does not have to look exactly like it did in 1945.

So brothers and sisters in the words of Paul:

Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.

We need to love one another, stand on God's Word and promises, and PRAY.

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