Friday, January 23, 2009

The respected and loved

Last night at around 11:20...

John 13:34-35 (ESV):

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."

This, friends, is out guard against quarrels and grudges amongst each other. What message do we send to the World if we fight amongst ourselves just as they do? Not a good one, I'm sure. And what message do we send to the World if we do not forgive wrongs? Again, not a good one. If we are to be a light in the darkness, we mus, must, must be quick to resolve differences, and we must be quick to forgive. By this will all people "know that we are His disciples."
As you have heard many times, God has forgiven us so much more than any sin man has done against us. Even when we sin again and again, He is willing to hear your prayers of repentance. Isn't our god great?
Remember, Jesus commanded us to love as he did. And what did Jesus do? He gave up His life for those who did not want His love, for those who hated Him.
This, also, is a way we can turn away wrath. If we lay down /our lives/ for one another, we are less likely to quarrel. Serving builds respect, and respect a wall against fighting.
Let us be the respected among men and the loved among ourselves.

And now it is 11:40 and I have CPCC tomorrow... maybe I should try to get some sleep...

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Today:

Well, I found out that I can get away with only 7 hours of sleep!!! I feel great! =D

I think I need to post something humorous because all I ever post is serious... so...

Life had better give you water and sugar, too, or else your lemonade is going to suck.

Haha. Okay, peace, y'all!

7 comments:

Kailey said...

hehe...I just thought I'd let you know that I'm saving that last line about the lemonade. I found it very humorous. =) I hope you don't mind...

Wesley said...

Haha, I didn't make it up, so I certainly don't mind. =)

Steph said...

If anyone can get away with 7 hours of sleep, they can survive my life! =P

Emily Joy said...

Awesome, Wesley. Just so you know, I completely love reading your serious posts =P

Wesley said...

Steph - Yay, you got a profile! =D And I did it again last night... and I still feel wonderful! =P

Emily - That's good. I suppose I won't try to be funny when I don't feel like being so anymore, then... and I believe that was a run-on sentence. =P

Emily Joy said...

seven hours a night is pretty normal for me, lol!

I'm just saying that I really do enjoy your serious posts...particularly when they involve the Bible. Don't feel like you gotta be funny just keep us entertained. ;)

Wesley said...

I'm putting that in my favorite quotes on facebook. Thank you. I won't feel like that anymore. =)