Do you hold yourself accountable for the things you do against the body of Christ?
Note here I am talking about spiritually not phisically. How many people have you murdered, caused pain, or even became a stumbling block to? Take a moment and think about it. Who said "am I my brother's keeper" what did he do; and yet how many times have you personally used that statement? Take a look at Genesis 4:9 And the LORD said unto Cain. Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? Are you the one that Romans is talking about? Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but juge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. Some people are very sensitive, even some have been hurt a lot, vounerable; meaning these peop;e have been through a lot and need someone who understands and has an sympothetic shoulder to cry on. There was once a song writer who wrote "Lean On Me". The lyrics are quite simple we need eachother to make it through life's ups and downs.
My friend James has a lot to say about how we treat eachother, and for about 2.5 years I have been reading James, I will say this I am not perfect by NO means. Even I need to know my thoughts must be pure and to treat everyone with love NO matter if they treat me. I can not judge anyone but I can lend a helpping hand on how to over come when knowledgeable; meaning not to tread where I do not know or have knowledge of. With that being said now a word from James:
Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you. 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten. 3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. 4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. 5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. 6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you. 7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. 9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door. 10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience. 11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. 12 But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation. 13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing psalms. 14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. 17 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the earth by the space of three years and six months. 18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit. 19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
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