January 1, 2008
"What I believe about God is the most important thing about me." These are the words of the famous author, A. W. Tozer.
If I believe that God is some kind of an evil judge just waiting to punish people and send them to hell, then I am probably a vindictive, bitter, and critical person who is wanting to pay back everyone who wrongs me.
If I believe God is loving, kind and patient, waiting for people to get their act together so they can enjoy God and heaven someday, then I am probably also very kind and tender with the same qualities and deeply want to help others get to know God so they will be ready for a new life in heaven.
The Scripture says, "Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as God through Christ has forgiven you." Eph. 4:31 NLT
~ Pastor Ron