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Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Coming Clean

on June 3, 2015

This afternoon as I was upstairs loading the washing machine, I heard two of my kids bickering on the lower level. I was about to shout down to the offending sibling, “Are you treating your brother like you would treat Jesus?!” But before my lips could form the words, someone that I’ve been having a hard time with lately came to my mind. I knew that my honest answer to that question, was No. Definitely not in my heart and attitude. And I had to repent.

"The King will answer and say to them, "Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me." ~ Matthew 25:40

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Does anyone come to your mind?


12 responses to “Hide-the-Word Wednesday: Coming Clean

  1. Good one.

    There’s a Vietnamese proverb that one should treat one’s spouse as an honored guest. Most westerners don’t like this, because it violates the almost ritualized informality we’ve come to expect in our lives.

    And yet…it seems that to make a conscious decision to think this way, we can acknowledge the invitation that we did in fact extend, for a shared life.

    It’s tempting to say, well, this is how we’d treat Jesus, if He came to call, but I don’t know if it’s the right path. Looking at Martha and Mary…Martha wanted to be the hostess, and wait on the Lord, but Mary just had a seat and hung out with the Big J. And Mary had the better part of the deal.

  2. What an amazing truth. We learn so much through raising kids. It’s the same in my classroom too. I learn way more than my students. Thank you so much for linking up with #TheocentricThursdays!



  3. This is so true and a wonderful scripture to think about. I sometimes find myself doing this. It helps to pray for the person that I’m having a hard time getting along with. Thanks for sharing and God bless.

  4. Yes, sadly, several people came to mind… Never to their faces, but in my heart and mind, where all sin is born.

    The way you framed the blog post around the verse, made His Word jump out at me in a more convicting light.

    Thank you for speaking Truth.

  5. Wise Hearted says:

    Yes, someone did come to mind, instantly. thanks for a convicting post.

  6. Ruthie Gray says:

    So many times I’ve corrected my children, all the while knowing I was guilty of the same. Thank you for this word of truth. I love your picture illustration!

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