4:304 – Be Like The Doctor
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I love science fiction. It takes me to far away places or put a twist on what we already know. One of my favorite shows is Doctor Who. If you don’t know, the Doctor is an alien with two hearts who travels through space and tome helping people. Everytime a new perspn plays the Doctor, the character is the same but regenerates to the new actor. Anyway, the Doctor is more arguably the most powerful character in the universe. But, despite all their power, the Doctor never uses guns. In fact, they alwats try to use reason, logic, science, and heart to make the evil want to change or leave.
You may be wondering what any of this has to do with faith. Often, I see people use force, intimidation, or even violence to try to get people to bend to Christ or abandon their ways. Violence never works. You may get obiedemce for a tome but its subjugation, not loyalty. You may get people to day they believe, but uts a false believe used for self preservation.
Today’s Questions: How should we trrat those who don’t believe? How do we help people gind the love of Christ.
- Romans 6:13 – Do not offer any part of yourself to sin as an instrument of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life; and offer every part of yourself to him as an instrument of righteousness.
Its kind of ironic that some people use violence and intimifation to help others find the love of Christ. That doesn’t square up for me. Also, your political beliefs don’t always align with your religion. As we try share God, we need to make sure we dont fall into sin or temptation.
You can be like the Doctor and use your knowledge, love, and compassion to help rather than force. God is not a weapon.
As we close, rememebr Jesus is love. Our father in heaven us love. Let’s reach out to everyone in love and understanding.
Father God, we love you and want everyone to follow you. Sometimes, we can get overzealous and say hateful things to others. Please remind us to be of love at all times. Help us to always share you in the way that you want. We also pray, that you help us know when we arent the right messengwr and need to move on. We pray this in your name, Amen.