I was reading this during my quiet time yesterday. It was such a nice day because it was chilly and rainy! I sat outside on the balcony with a cup of Oregon Chai Tea and read through Matthew chapter 12. This passage hit me hard, mostly with fear. How do I know if I have ever slandered toward the Holy Spirit?! What if I am going down under now!?
I read through this post and he explains it quite well. By me asking that question, and not knowing 100% if I have, I am most likely innocent of this. PHEW! :)
Sometimes God needs to put fear into us. We get so lackadaisical (that is such a weird spelled word) with our day to day lives that we forget the big picture. Our words can be so hurtful to people. We are all guilty of saying at least one bad thing in our lives. I am doing a lesson with my kiddos this week as we start Civil Rights where they each have a piece of paper. They crumple it up as much as they can and then try to smooth it out again until it is perfect. You cant. The bumps and lines are there forever. This goes the same for our words and actions. We need to be careful with what we say to other people and about other people.
I am going to do my best not to say anything bad about other people. I am going to bear good fruit. It will be quite the challenge, but it's worth it. Wanna join me? :)
Did you have some quiet time this weekend?