FROM THE PULPIT: Don't worry about others' sins caused by free will

Published: Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 02:10 AM.

God gives everyone the ability to make choices that will have positive or negative consequences.   

When positive results occur, we celebrate. When negative results occur, there's heartburn.

Remember: Our choices reflect on our Lord. Fortunately, God is gracious enough to not suffer from our ineptitude. But I imagine that God shakes his head at our foolishness.

When someone makes a choice with which we disagree, our task is to continuously proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and testify to the transforming power of his love that is available to everyone. 

We are to not be afraid of the other person's decisions. We are not necessarily supposed to stir up strife and discord among ourselves — unless done in light of righteousness.

We are to not be afraid of the uncertainty of what the future holds.

Instead, we must trust that God can and will make the best of any situation caused by human free will.

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