When a friend blows it

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God doesn’t humiliate repentant sinners.

This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 4:15 NLT)

He understands our weaknesses. Too often when I read this scripture I focus on the fact that ‘he did not sin’ rather than the truth that ‘he understands our weaknesses’.

We ought to have his heart toward those who have given into temptation. We have to treat them with dignity and not scorn. The truth is – “they” are us. The measure of grace we use in judging others failures will be measured back to us when we need it.

Shame grows in the soil of guilt.

Strength grows in fields of Grace.

Grace is amazing.

Greg is the founding pastor of Seacoast Church, one of the early adopters of the multi-site model. Located in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, Seacoast has been recognized by various media as an innovative and influential thought leader in future strategies for church growth and development.

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3 comments
Chris Russo
Chris Russo

So often, I find, it's easy to categorize people instead of doing the hard work of finding out the specifics of their struggles. The world is a lot neater in categories and understanding takes work. It also forces us to come to terms with our own baggage which most would prefer to not do. Chris

JustInTheSouth
JustInTheSouth moderator

@Chris Russo  I agree with you on this one Chris!