Daily Archives: February 18, 2013

3 posts

Pistorious and Steenkamp – a promise shattered

Oscar Pistorious and Reeva Steenkamp appeared to have it all. Mr. Pistorious was lauded as a remarkable story of courage and the will to overcome adversity.  He was the “Bladerunner.” Despite being a double amputee he was able to compete in the 2012 Olympic games in the men’s 400 meters. He finished last in his semi-final heat, but he received universal acclaim as an athlete and role model.   Also last summer, fellow South African, Reeva Steenkamp, was competing in a reality TV show. Ms. Steenkamp, was a model, lawyer, and social advocate. She too was well-respected. At the close of the reality series she had this to say:   “I think the way that you go out, not just […]

Love does not keep a record of wrongs – an example

Erin asked for an example of the what it would look to show how a parent would lovingly discipline by not keeping a record of wrongs.  The example in the post was about a child who repeatedly failed to come when called. It is counterproductive to remind the child of how many times they have failed. This can easily lead to frustration for both parent and child. It also can give the idea that the eighth time the child disobeyed is far worse than the first time. Each refusal to come is equally serious. The problem is the same each time – God is being disobeyed.    The following scenario assumes that mom has been working with her daughter in […]

Love keeps no record of wrongs – how does that work?

Recording wrongs for regular mental playback Is forbidden by the Holy Spirit in 1 Corinthians 13. Keeping track of wrong behavior is appropriate for justice and judgement. However, God is the one who keeps those records of wrong. It is out of place for people to attempt to do God’s job.    The good news of the gospel is that all the sin that I have done has been recorded and compiled by God. Then, on a Sabbath’s Eve over 2,000 years ago, that record, containing more wrongs than I could bear to consider, was hurled in the form a guilty verdict at Jesus Christ as he hung on a tree. At that moment keeping a record of wrongs became […]