Wednesday, January 16, 2019

TWO CHOICES

Which scenario do you think God wants us, as professing believers, to choose?
Which of the two choices below would glorify and please God the most?



1st Scenario:
A Christian spouse is divorced by their unbelieving spouse. They have 2 children, 2 grandchildren. The Christian chooses to forgive the unbelieving spouse and love the way  God commands them to in His Word. (You shall love your neighbor as yourself- the 2nd and greatest commandment. Mark 12:31) Not only for their sake, (so bitterness does not take root and lead them to sin) but for the pleasure and sake of His Glory. Not only will the unbelieving spouse see the love, forgiveness and grace of God; but so will the 2 children and 2 grandchildren. (All who are unbelievers, I might add). They will see and feel and experience the peace of God which is shed abroad in our hearts when we believe. And the Christian chooses forgiveness because they believe that by one Christian’s obedience to God’s commands, their loved ones might be saved.


OR


2nd Scenario:
Two spouses divorce. One says they are a Christian. They have 2 kids, 2 grandchildren (all unbelievers as well). They will not forgive. They argue, fight, yell, scream and make all kinds of bitter remarks to the children and around the grandchildren. They allow bitterness to grow in them and it causes the whole family to sin.

Which one do you think pleases God the most?


“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8 NKJV