LASTing Peace, Beyond Belief, Week 4c


Finishing up our conversations on the role of freedom in our experience of spiritual maturity. Glad you’re here!

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2 thoughts on “LASTing Peace, Beyond Belief, Week 4c

  1. Yes Abby, it’s perfectly true that we need to humble ourselves and stop trying to be “exceptional”. On a greater scale, mankind keeps making the same mistakes : countries need to stop interfering with other countries and trying to change cultures they don’t understand. We as individuals trying to be as much like Jesus as possible (which should be everyone’s aim), must never forget that Jesus became extremely angry when he saw evil at work !! Many of his miracles were to free people who had been trapped by evil and he showed great courage in furiously turning the tables of those who were exploiting His father’s temple for their own greedy gain.

    Therefore, I agree we need to learn love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control from Jesus, but it doesn’t mean we can shrug our shoulders and ignore evil deeds. As Jesus taught us, the truth will set us free, but we can only find the truth if we seek it diligently, refusing to trust the lies and deceptions of MSM and some politicians. Jesus taught us that He is the way, the truth and the light. Here’s the difference : I don’t believe we can set ourselves free; only Jesus can do that. First we need to identify exactly what is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Then Jesus will be pleased with our achievement, which is part of our purpose in life, and from Him we can find the freedom we are seeking.

    Take care, and well done on sharing your experiences

    cheers

    DC

    1. David, thank you for always adding such insight! I think we’re exactly on the same page. I would press the point that pursuing the Fruits of the Spirit is not at odds with seeking, promoting and standing for the truth. Christ absolutely displayed the greatest love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness and faithfulness, etc. in the very moment He was overturning tables. That was not a lapse of those traits in His character. That may not be how we imagine love and peace to be demonstrated, but in God’s economy, standing boldly for truth is not at odds with be perfectly loving. If our perspective of what love and peace look like doesn’t not include the righteous anger displayed by Christ, then I would argue that our definition of love and peace is wrong. Blessings!!!

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