“BROTHER, IF ANY MAN thinks ill of you, do not be angry with him; for you are worse than he thinks you to be. If he charges you falsely on some point, yet be satisfied, for if he knew you better he might change the accusation.” We talked about this in Bible study yesterday.
This quote by Spurgeon has truly been etched on my heart. I deserve nothing. I have nothing, I can do nothing and am entirely nothing if it had not been for the Lord. In the past, I’ve always tried to defend myself; but not anymore. I am worse than you think me to be. If I didn’t do what you accuse me of, be sure I’ve done far worse. Here’s some wisdom, “For there is not a just man on earth who does good And does not sin. Also do not take to heart everything people say, Lest you hear your servant cursing you. For many times, also, your own heart has known That even you have cursed others.” Ecc 7:20-22
I commune with my own heart and I know this to be true. Why should I be defensive or in my own self righteousness, declare, “I have done nothing!” When I know myself I have spoken bad about others, I have used others and manipulated for my own self interests. Listen friend, if there’s any hint of pride in you, Satan will exploit it. Self righteousness is a rotten, cancerous cell that spreads. If someone slaps your cheek, turn and give them the other. Leave it alone and TRUST GOD. He is your and my strong Defender and He will bring everything to light. #runyourrace
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