Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog, I’ve been caught up in the mommy whirl wind, but I’m back now!
I was at my local everything store with a very short list of things that I needed to get in a very short amount of time. It was so packed! This particular store has low prices, so there’s always a lot of people shopping there and milling about up and down the isles. There are not enough words for me to describe to you how absolutely RUDE some people are!! I have now lived in quite a few different places and I can tell yo that southern hospitality is no myth!!
I have to say, I travel with a large group; however, we try to be mindful of walking to one side, or moving out of the way, you know we try to practice good manners. We don’t practice good manners because we’re trying to impress others or to win an award. We do this because I truly believe in treating others the way that I would want to be treated. Where did I get this from you ask? Matthew 7:12. This is what Jesus said and He himself was quoting the law. Some people referee to this as the golden rule.
What I’m trying to say to you is that we can not separate the Word of God from good morals. It’s impossible to treat people with loving kindness if you do not know real true love that comes from God. It frustrates me that people think you can separate God and Kindness. If you think that you can be polite, kind, and loving, without knowing the Christ, I am here to say that you can not. How can we show love to others if we ourselves have not accepted real love that comes from God the Father?
It seems like a new age trend is sweeping the world, the doctrine of kindness. That sounds nice when you first hear it, but I ask you to go deeper. How can someone, who does not know the one true God who loved us when we were unlovable? In Christ, we have been shown the perfect example of what it means to have compassion and mercy for someone, all while compelling them to be the best version of themselves.
One of my most favorite Christian movies is about a man who travels to the future to see what can happen to a society who tries to remove the principals of God, while keeping the moral code that a Christian lifestyle creates. Friends you can’t do it, it’s like trying to stop water from being wet! You can not ask someone to simply be kind to others without also asking them to commit themselves to living a life that is acceptable unto God.
Ask yourself this; who told you that it was wrong to tell a lie? Now that you have answered that question where did they get it from? I have so much more that I can say about how I think our world has eroded the foundation of moral soundness by leaving behind the principles of the Word of God. Now, I was talking to my husband and he pointed out that plenty of people are kind to others and show generosity and respect and their not Christians. Many of them follow the teachings of other faiths and I agree with that, some people are kind to others and I get that. I just truly feel that we can not separate the doctrine of Christ from the genuine love and strong morality that comes along with the Christian faith.
Nevertheless, I want to hear from you, the readers! tell me your thoughts on this subject. I’m thinking of doing a video talking more about this and posting it to my blog. Let me know what’s on your minds.