What to write about

I really like this blogging thing, but sometimes it is really hard to find things to write about. I admire those bloggers who write every day... some of them think of this as more of a journal. So today, this is a journal entry. Remember in junior high comp skills when we had to write journal entries everyday? Well, I did. There were no parameters, just that we had to shut up and write for fifteen minutes. So here I go, if you are not interested feel free to X out now :). Kindness...

Recently I read in my daily devotions John 3:31-36. Verses 35-36 say The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him

I don't think any of us have a healthy fear of the wrath of God. Think about Sodom and Gomorrah, think about the crucifixion of Christ, think about hell. God requires absolute perfection and absolutely no one meets that criteria, with the exception of Jesus. Do you have anyone in your life claiming to be a follower of Christ but living in rebellion? How should we react? Should we stay silent to their sin for fear of offense? We might think, "I love them, I don't want to judge them. I don't want to make them feel bad. I don't want them to think that I don't think they are a good person." It is tempting to think that we are paying them a kindness by turning a blind eye to their sin, but that is actually the cruelest thing we could do. We are acknowledging to ourselves that they are probably under God's wrath, that they will suffer eternally for their sins when the way out is right in front of them. Without Christ, they will suffer greatly, come judgement day, God will not hold back his fury against sin, against them. {Rev 14:10, Col 3:5-10}. So we should speak up with boldness and grace. To family, friends, coworkers, classmates, churchgoers... to anyone we care about.

When we speak the gospel to others we open the door of salvation to them through faith in Jesus Christ. But if we do not speak the gospel, we keep the door closed and the way of salvation hidden to unbelievers. {Tabletalk, August 13, 2012}.