Monday, November 16, 2020

The Match


Admonishing the sinner (not the saint) is an important part of the Spiritual Works of Mercy (which also includes instructing the ignorant and counseling the doubtful).

Without the condemnation of sin(s) and admonishment of the sinner, you become complicit hypocrites that allow for footholds in sins and corruption. 

"You hypocrite,* remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye."

                                                  - Matthew 7:5

It is important for your salvation to remove the sins and obstacles that would corrupt your soul and impure your heart** or make unclean your mind, which would impede your ability to see or receive the Lord.  

The first step to removing sins and obstacles is identifying the issues and sins by firstly being humble, honest and braving the truth. 

Someone who is not humble or is arrogant automatically block the Holy Spirit with arrogance.  

The first Teaching in the Beatitudes is "Happy are those who know they are poor in spirit;"  -Matthew 5:3;

"Poor in Spirit" means to be humble***.            


Without the first step of being humble, you cannot learn in unbiased, open objectivity and receive humbly or fully the Teachings of Jesus Christ.  

Without humbleness, you cannot be or develop wisdom or meekness and be peaceful enough to inherit the earth****.  

When you are humble, you develop meekness or a gentle kindness of spirit, a peace within yourself that will allow for wise and peaceful processes not overridden or blocked by arrogance or aggression.  

Therefore, if you want salvation or to inherit the earth, your mind, heart and soul (your character) must be match the Teachings in the Beatitudes, in order to be compatible with the Lord, heaven and peace on earth.

* “Do to others whatever you would have them do to you.i This is the law and the prophets.

** "Happy are the pure in heart for they will see the Lord".  -Matthew 5:8

***From Jesus Christ

****"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth".   -Matthew 5:5

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