Light -- And Shadows
"Charity suffereth long, and is kind." (1 Corinthians 13:4)
A person once called me to ask this question: “Mr. Tozer, do you think a person who is really a Christian can hurt another Christian?”
There is no easy answer -- but I had to reply: “Yes, I think so.”
Why is it that a man can be on his knees one day, praying earnestly, and the next day be guilty of offending or injuring another Christian? I think it is because we are halfway between heaven and hell. It is because the light -- and the shadows -- fall upon us.
The best answer is that we are being saved out of all these contradictions we find in our lifetime. Perhaps on this earth we will never be able to comprehend fully the awful, terrible price the Lord of all beauty paid to gain our redemption -- to save His people from the ugliness of sin.
If you do not know Him and worship Him, if you do not long to reside where He is, if you have never known wonder and ecstasy in your soul because of His crucifixion and resurrection, your claim of Christianity has little foundation!
Lord, I know that I hurt some people in the past with the words I used. I can see now that I was immature at that time. Help me to continue to grow in Your grace, Lord.