HE DIED FOR SOMEONE ELSE’S FOOLISHNESS…

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40 years ago today, January 11, 1978, my uncle LARRY HENRY JOHNSON was killed over a case of mistaken identity.

He just turned 24 years old the month before. He had recently moved back home to Lexington TN with his new wife a little over a year earlier to be near his mother because his father died about a year and a half before ( July 4, 1976) as a result of injuries from an automobile accident.

I was excited to have my uncle back in town. He got blamed for someone else’s foolishness and became the target of a jealous husband. Larry was innocent. He asked for help from the local police and they gave him none. They only told him to get a gun. As I think back, I remember him telling his mother (my grandmother) in the kitchen, “Momma, I don’t even know the woman.” He was very upset. At 9 years old I didn’t understand it at the time.


If you are caught up in some foolishness…please stop it now! It always affects someone else.


By the way, Larry managed to get to his truck, get his gun, and get one shot off. The jealous husband died too.  What a waste of life. Larry Henry Johnson. Husband of Jaqueline Gentry Johnson. Son of Charles H. Johnson, Dorothy M. Johnson, Brother of Diane Johnson, Charlene Johnson and Peggy Walker.

Aren’t you glad that Jesus died for our foolishness?

BE BLESSTIFED!

WHEN WE FEEL OBLIGATED TO MAKE EXCUSES FOR PEOPLE WE SUPPORT WHEN THEY’RE WRONG…

It’s natural for us to want the people in our lives to be loyal to us, but loyalty to God must always come first.

When we have grown to trust and support someone, we can find ourselves feeling obligated to make excuses for them when they are wrong…

Spouses…

Family…

Friends…

Ministers…

Politicians…

Athletes…

Celebrities…

Public Figures…

Have you ever found yourself feeling compelled to justify, make excuses for or give reasons why someone you support was wrong?

This behavior sets us up for a particular sin…

Ephesians 5:5-7 (NKJV)

For [a]this you know, that no fornicator, unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not be partakers with them.

This scripture makes it clear that when we excuse and justify the wrong of others, we become partakers in their sin.

Now many will say right and wrong are subjective, but the word of God should always be the measure.

Remember, you are never obligated to make excuses for the people you support. True loyalty and real support is letting them know they are wrong.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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