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Who doesn’t know how to help can be extremely harmful!

Discussion in 'Daily Devotionals' started by Leonardo von Dolinger, Sep 14, 2021.

  1. Leonardo von Dolinger

    Leonardo von Dolinger Active Member

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    Who doesn’t know how to help can be extremely harmful!

    • “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: ... a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to get, and a time to lose; … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;” (Ecclesiastes 3.1,5-7).

    There are situations which someone that we love needs to get through. In this case, the orientation of the Holy Scripture is:

    • “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Let him sit alone and keep silence, because he hath laid it upon him.” (Lamentations 3.27-28).

    I know that this can sound like harsh and austere. Nevertheless:

    • “The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself brings his mother to shame.” (Proverbs 29.15).

    The Creator, as a Father that loves His owns, discipline and correct His sons (Proverbs 3.11,12; Hebrews 12.5-11). Furthermore, His yoke is easy, and His burden is light (Matthew 11.30) and His commandments are not grievous (1John 5.3).

    Not to mention that:

    • “It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of Jehovah.” (Lamentations 3.26).
    • “For the eyes of the LORD run back and forth throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him…” (2Chronicles 16.9)

    It’s good and noble to carry out the compassion. Notwithstanding, hear from Jesus what must be your demeanor in the life of this needy person. Seek out hearing His voice showing the right way for you to help. Otherwise, you can cramp him of flying with wings like eagle (Isaiah 40.31). Recall the example of the caterpillar, which needs to pass through the narrow hole in its cocoon in order to develop wings and be turned into butterfly.

    So, be careful to not put your hands in the work of Jesus and, thus, cause “the oil of the perfumer to send forth an evil odor” (Ecclesiastes 10.1). For the wrath of man works not the righteousness of God (James 1.20), our righteousnesses are as a polluted garment (Isaiah 64.6) and our tender mercies without Christ are cruel (Proverbs 12.10).

    So, quietly wait for the salvation of Jesus (Psalms 37.7; 46.10; Lamentations 3.26) and have a tremendous weekend experiencing the powerful deliverance by the power of the Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4.6).
     
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  2. Tolworth John

    Tolworth John Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yet Jesus talked about seeking and finding of asking and recieving.
    Even durring his ministry and that of the apostles there was active searching for answers.

    So no, one should not wait passively for salvation but actively seek it for today is the day of salvation, not tomorrow.
     
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