Monday, July 21, 2014

A Conversation on Leadership

Psalm 109:2, Proverbs 11:9, Psalm 119;51, 52, Matthew 5:10 Psalm 5:8, Psalm 23:1-2.
"Nuff" said!


Anonymous said...

Isaiah 58:4

Your fasting ends in quarreling and strife, and in striking each other with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and expect your voice to be heard on high.

Gene Blankenship said...

Anonymous-Great reflection to the verses. Next time don't be shy, leave a name. You know mine.

So many times we are caught up in the wrong topics in church and misdirecting our attention on subjects and activities that have nothing to do with Christ or His church. Sadly it seems to be the order-of-the-day in many church organizations.

Gene Blankenship said...

Anonymous we like to publish comments from those who leave a name or profile. Please feel free to come on board. Your verse from 1 Corinthians 6:7 is very accurate in many trivial situations. Yet, many times in our American church culture the church administration takes this verse way out of context in an effort to hide their own misconduct towards other. Does this verse set Christians above the law, does it give others the authority to do someone harm without consequence? Are we not required to love our neighbor as our self? How about a situation where someone is intentionally doing wrong to another person, does this verse exclude them from the law of the land? If we do this then our neighbor may be forced into a position to defend themselves. It makes me think of a verse from Hebrews 10:39 HCSB 39 But we are not those who draw back and are destroyed, but those who have faith and obtain life. Speaking of willful disobedience.
Paul himself defended his position as a Roman citizen using the law as his defense. There is a distinction how this verse may apply depending upon the type or nature of the dispute.