February 1, 2023, 8:14 AM

Hey Christian friend, I pray all is well with you today. I have a ? for you. Do you get agitated, aggravated or upset sometimes when people speak harshly to you? Do you sometimes get offended (emotionally) when some one uses a certain tone in their speech towards you? How about when a Christian attempts to pour into your life words of wisdom, counsel or correction; when they’re trying to help keep you accountable to the scriptures? The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. Proverbs 10:8. Are you considered wise by the bible definition? I’m not referring to the amount of ‘doctrine/knowledge’ you think you know; I am referring to receiving instruction from God’s correction of faults in your life. The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable Prov 10:32; He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth. Prov 10:17. Do you find yourself ignoring the counsel from wise lips, lips from your Christian brethren who first ‘studieth to answer’ Prov 15:28; as they do their best to help you live wisely? Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers there is safety. Prov 11:14. We ALL need godly counsel. We must take heed to the wise instruction from Christians who care enough for our soul to tell us the truth. Why? Because we who study and care for the truth to remind you of His commands, know that ‘In the way of righteousness is life; and in the pathway thereof there is no death. Prov 12:28’. So today, if you find yourself ‘wresting the scriptures’ 2Pe 3:16; please know you’re not doing me harm personally, but your own life. Because ‘Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. Prov 13:13’ (not my word, but His word). Today, would you consider that God knows what’s best for your life? He’s given you a church family, a pastor, people to invest into your life because of their love for His word to help you? Lastly, if you humbly examine yourself, which of the following would describe you right now; a ‘backslider, or a good man’? As for me, when those around me fail to heed counsel, the word of God will be there to satisfy me, and His word will remind me to keep praying for you, and not give up. In love- brother Carlos.  
The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.  Proverbs 14:14. In love- Brother Carlos.