I want to discuss many things with you, oh my faithful blog readers. The very nature of the topics I want to discuss make them difficult to bring up.
How do you discuss Trust and continue trusting people when somebody you once called “friend” breaks the trust you had and throws your darkest secrets at you like daggers?
How do you discuss guilt when you try to ignore the source of the guilt? It’s easy to lie to yourself and pretend it’s easily ignored. It’s not easy to ignore.
One group of verses I looked at earlier today was the following. Specifically, it’s discussing people who were Christians, but fell away from the teachings of God and no longer live according to the commandments God set forth in his Word (the Bible).
2 John 1:9-11:
“Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting, for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.”
Another set of verses addresses the importance of Christians seeking fellowship (time spent together sharing life and truth) with each other. It’s something I’ve been ignoring the last few months for a variety of reasons, but aim to change.
Hebrews 10:24 – 25:
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”