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October 30, 2015, 7:06 AM

Edify, Don't Crucify

Just thinking this morning about how it seems so many in the church feel the need to tear others down in order to justify their actions or to make them look better for their inaction or because things didn't go their way. Remember, when you tear down another Christian, you are tearing down the body you are apart of; sort of like self-mutilation. (As far as what the Bible says about cutting and self-mutilation, in the Old Testament, cutting of skin by self was used mainly in practice of false religions. 1 Kings 18:24-29 talks about the worship of Baal, when Elijah invited worshippers to test their false god, but when Baal did not prove any power, "they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with swords and lances, until the blood gushed out." Deuteronomy 14:1 mentions cutting skin as an act of mourning for the dead. Even though it was "normal" in the Old Testament, God established a rule against the practice. Leviticus 19:28 says, "You shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor tattoo any marks on you: I am the LORD.") Instead of talking about them and harming His body, how about talking to Him and edify His body? I am sure God isn’t happy when He hears you tear down what He died and rose for (Yes, He knows, just say’n). Pro 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: Pro 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, Pro 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, Pro 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. Hear what His Word tells us to do to each other — 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

Go have a God day and edify, don't crucify…

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