We are still in the middle of redesigning our house. The other day, I moved all my bromeliads from a window to another area of the yard so we could take down an arbor attached to the house. Little did we know that removing it would open our view to a phenomenal scene through the window. Richard and I were both tickled to see how a minor change could make a significant difference to the look of the house, but more so our new perspective and how clearly we can now see the pond and the front yard. When you begin to see things through the eyes of Jesus, your perspective on the world will change, like us taking down the arbor. You become sympathetic towards those who don’t know Jesus because you can see what they are doing to their lives is leading them toward hell. The behaviors you once tolerated when living in the world become abhorrent, especially from another so-called “Christian.” When a person claims the name of Jesus and agrees with the destruction of a tiny human or engages in sexual immorality or other filth, we are to separate ourselves from them and allow the devil to have his way with their life. However, we aren’t to judge worldly people or those who aren’t using the name of Christ but are to leave their judgment to God.
The picture is of the moon from last night.
“But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is guilty of sexual immorality or greed, or is an idolater, reviler, drunkard, or swindler—not even to eat with such a one. For what have I to do with judging outsiders? Is it not those inside the church whom you are to judge? God judges those outside. “Purge the evil person from among you.” 1 Corinthians 5:11-13