Tough Love (Realization)

How are we to know if something is wrong or sinful and then be convicted about it unless someone tells us (whether people or the Bible or the Holy Spirit)?

So this question came to my mind a month or so ago. I can’t remember what brought the question to my mind, but this is the first thing that I thought of…I was sitting in Georgia when my wife’s mom was at the hospital, this was back in September of 2016, and I was having a conversation with my wife’s sister. Something her sister said will stick with me for the rest of my life, and I can’t thank God enough that she said it.

She basically said this…that someone she knows doesn’t watch a movie if it takes the Lord’s name in vain. That made me stop and realize how much truth is in that, if we let entertainment (movies) go against our Lord Jesus, where is that saying that He ranks in our life?

Again, this concept is so simple, and now that I think about it, it sounds like a no brainer, but it took someone saying something to me or just out loud.

Check out this link, this is from Billy Graham:

Luke 17:1-4 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “There will always be temptations to sin, but what sorrow awaits the person who does the tempting! It would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone hung around your neck than to cause one of these little ones to fall into sin. So watch yourselves! “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” 

People don’t like to have sin pointed out in their life…but guess what, that is how we are going to grow. We have to be there for other brothers and sisters in Christ, to help lift them up, to help strengthen them, and to ultimately help them get closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.


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