Ozark Christian Living

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From Mental to Gentle

August 12

"To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men."   Titus 3:2

"... the gist of what we engage in ... is a god complex."

 

Talk about a daunting challenge ... "no" evil, "no" fighting, "all meekness", "all men".  Where is discretion in all this?  Out with gossip, out with backbiting, whispering, and the intentional character assassinations so commonplace among GOD'S people.  Paul leaves no room for all that pious, selective spirituality, cleverly disguised as fact gathering.  "Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him."  GOD abhors the evil tongue rooted in arrogant pride; and thus often turns our own hounds upon our back trail to rid us of it.  "the unrighteousness ... nor revilers ... shall inherit the kingdom of GOD."  Given the gravity of HIS hatred for this sin, any thinking child of HIS will steer way clear of these dirty little deeds of the lip muscles. 

"Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge."  When it comes right down to it, the gist of what we engage in through evil speaking, is a god complex.  It is mental nausea resulting in the dry heaves of insolence toward GOD, and evil toward men.  "Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice:"  The consistent message of Scripture is to cease touting your religious pedigree while harboring the malice of the mouth; it is a lie, tenable only to you as head of your phony little fiefdom. 

The purpose of the LORD is to transform mental men into gentle men: "THOU hast also given me the shield of THY salvation: and THY gentleness hath made me great."  Any 'born again' individual who develops amnesia, regarding the scope of their salvation, can fall easy prey to the hordes of Hell as they play 'Hail to the Chief' on your behalf.  Give a deaf ear to that, with a focused heart toward Heaven, and a sanctified tongue toward others.

"But the fruit of the SPIRIT is ... gentleness ..."   


For Love of Country
Congress of the United States of America  (December 15,1791)
(Second Amendment to the Constitution)
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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