Monday, August 1, 2011

Notes to the Lord:More Thoughts About Light

2 Timothy 2

25Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,

Lord Jesus--Here Paul focuses his thoughts on those who just plain are opponents to the gospel. There are those who listen and just disagree with the call of the gospel, it is not productive to argue. The call is never to argue, but to instruct. The call is to tell the story in as many ways as I can think of to say it. Say it in actions and thoughts, in words that are eloquent of your light, and your call toward change.

6 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.

"We do not draw people to Christ by loudly discrediting what they believe, by telling them how wrong they are and how right we are, but my showing them a light that is so lovely that they want with all their hearts to know the source of it." -- Madeleine L'Engle

Lord Jesus--Madeleine L'Engle got it much better than I can say it. The call is to show everyone a light that is so lovely that they want to know the source of so doing they find themselves truly free for the first time.

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