WHY WE SHOULD NEVER SAY “KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS”…

Be careful of what’s in your heart when you decide to “KILL THEM WITH KINDNESS”.

That IS NOT what God told us to do. He told us to love our enemies.

Love’s intention is to give life, not kill.

Love’s intention is to build up, not tear down.

God says don’t seek revenge, that belongs to Him. God says don’t repay evil for evil, but instead to help your enemy.

The problem is, that many of us choose to ‘kill them with kindness’, ONLY to “heap coals of fire on their heads. Many of us are only being kind because we see heaping coals of fire on their head as just another way to get even.

If we’re honest with ourselves, we may just be showing kindness to show them up, to annoy them, to make them feel bad…if that’s the intention then we’ve totally missed God’s meaning.

Helping your enemy is an exercise in developing God’s character. It is planting seeds of  love for the enemy and those who witness. It’s allowing everyone to see the power of God. The goal is overcoming evil with good. Well, what about the coals of fire on their head? That’s just the end result of how acts of kindness affect an enemy…it’s a result, not an intent.

The goal is REPENTANCE AND RECONCILIATION. Remember, ‘kill them with kindness’ is catchy, but not of God.

Romans 12:19-21

Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,”[a] says the Lord. 20 Therefore, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

WHEN PEOPLE EXPECT YOU TO DO WHAT THEY WOULDN’T DO…

My ‘rant’ on the Confederate flag and monument debate:
I feel there is a level of arrogance (even if unintentional) to expect Black people in America to respect any symbol that TO THEM represents:

Bondage,

Oppression,

Rape,

Separation of families,

Humiliation,

Beatings,

No rights,

Degradation,

Not being regarded as human…

I could go on describing what American slavery was.

The Confederacy also represented those who were willing to die to maintain that way of life.

In fact, the rebel flag is just as painful to many Blacks as the Nazi swastika is to Jews. It represents the first acts of terrorism in this country.

The Confederacy made war against the United State. They fought against and disrespected the same flag that many people criticize Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest as disrespectful as if their cause was more noble. As if they determine what constitutes a proper source protest. How arrogant!

It was treason.

Heritage not Hate?

History lesson?

How can you expect me to celebrate that heritage?

Seriously?

I know the Civil War (War of Northern Aggression)was about states rights, but any fool knows it was primarily the right to own slaves.

So here it is…

Would you honor a symbol that represents misery to your great, great grandparents?

Every culture has aspects of their heritage/history that should be remembered, but not celebrated.

If you want a rebel flag on your car, home, clothing or personal property that’s your right, but it has no place on a government property than does a swatika.

We all have to learn to disagree without insults or becoming enemies.

This post is to provoke thought from another perspective…not insults. God’s love to all if you!

Matthew 7:12 (NKJV)

12 Therefore, (A)whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for (B)this is the Law and the Prophets.

Matthew 15:1-3 (NKJV)

15 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”

3 He answered and said to them, “Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition?

Yeshua pissed off the Scribes, Pharisees and Sadducees for threatening their traditions. God constantly rebuked Israel for not forsaking the sins of their fathers.

It’s time for some traditions to die.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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