Being Careful of What We're Critical
If I had more than five minutes, I’d be tempted to make this a longer post, but here’s the gist of it: there are things of which we (I more than some others, I admit) tend to be critical–and that’s not necessarily a bad thing at all; goodness knows there’s a lot of stuff that Christians swallow wholesale which is detrimental to their walk with Christ. And I’m critical of a lot of that stuff. But…
But the Lord sometimes uses stuff that I might not recommend–and I was reminded of that a few minutes ago. An older gentleman spotted me reading the Word at Chick-Fil-A, and came over and engaged me in conversation. I told him that I was reading through the Bible in a year (in mid-Leviticus as we speak), and he told me that he had read through the Bible twice, but only recently–as a result of reading The Purpose-Driven Life. Now, that’s not my favorite book by any means; I have some (somewhat muted) criticisms of it. But God used it in his life–and, I’m sure, in the lives of many others. People are at different places in their walks with God, and need different things–and hey, you know what? Sometimes God uses things that Byron Harvey wouldn’t necessarily recommend! Glory be! To Him!!!
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