Gathering or Scattering
He who is not with me is against me and he who does not gather with me scatters.
The Words of Jesus in Matthew 12:30
Work for the Kingdom has to be more than words. It needs to be seen.
Sometimes we feel we have the right to speak out, confront, and correct. The Lord says to handle it differently than the world.
Discuss privately. Pray for everyone’s understanding. Ask questions that will help that person think and seek God. Don’t blast someone publicly.
Publicly rebuking comes from a spirit of pride. It often can result in embarrassment or humiliation for that person, whether it’s true or not. It can cause drama for the person who is trying to share their faith.
None of us have arrived to perfection.
We need to speak words followed by actions according to the will of God.
Are you gathering or scattering?