Mornings With God Devotional 27 July 2022
Mornings with God Devotional 27 July 2022 | Wednesday Message
Scripture: That ye might know the love, which I have more abundantly unto you. – 2 Cor 2:4
Mornings with God Devotional 27 July 2022 Message
It is sometimes the duty of love to cause pain to those who are dear. Paul made his friends sorry, but it was that he might make them glad afterwards.
If we see a friend doing that, which is wrong, and say not a word to seek to win him back, we have failed in our faithfulness. Our silence encourages him in his evil course. Yet it is not easy to tell others of their mistakes and sins. It requires great love and wisdom to do it in such a way that it will not do harm rather than good.
Paul tells us how he did this delicate duty. “Out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote unto you with many tears.” He reveals also his motive.” Not that ye should be made sorry, but that ye might know the love which I have more abundantly unto you.” We are never ready to tell another of his sin unless we love him.
One minister asked another one Monday what he preached on the day before. “The wrath of God,” was the answer. “Did you do it tenderly?” his friend asked.
Mornings with God Devotional 27 July 2022 content taken from Morning Thoughts by J.R. Miller.