Sunday, June 07, 2009

A Beautiful Evening

A walk in the neighbourhood

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:38 PM


    Below are some very insightful questions drafted by Justin Taylor from Wheaton, Illinois. He suggests that a person ask these questions before writing blog comments. The questions are quite sobering and may help you rethink the comments made about your ex-partners. The questions will be helpful to you, as I know the Word has a special place in your heart.

    Are there others out there that have helpful thoughts to share on this point? I would welcome your insights. Paul

    1. Am I expressing love for my fellow believers? (John 13:35, "By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.")
    2. Are my words gracious and "seasoned with salt"? (Colossians 4:6, "Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.")
    3. Are my words edifying, appropriate, and grace-giving (Eph. 4:29)?

    4. Do my words convey a heart attitude of humility before God, contrition over my sin, and reverential awe at God's Word? (Isa. 66:2, "This is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.")
    5. Am I "speaking the truth in love"? (Eph. 4:15)
    6. Am I "eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace"? (Eph. 4:3)
    7. Am I pursuing "what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding"? (Rom. 14:19)

    8. Am I "slow to speak" and "slow to anger"? (James 1:19)
    9. Am I "quick to hear"? (James 1:19)
    10. Is the fruit of the Spirit--“love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control"--evident in my heart and through my words? (Gal. 5:22-23)
    11. Am I increasing in faith, virtue, knowledge, self-control, steadfastness, godliness, brotherly affection, and love? (2 Pet. 1:5-6)
    12. Am I writing with eternal reality in view, remembering that my words will serve on judgment day as evidence about my heart? (Matt. 12:37, "By your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.")