C.H. Spurgeon

Sinners, let me address you with words of life; Jesus wants nothing from you, nothing whatsoever, nothing done, nothing felt; he gives both work and feeling. Ragged, penniless, just as you are, lost, forsaken, desolate, with no good feelings, and no good hopes, still Jesus comes to you, and in these words of pity he addresses you, "Him that cometh unto me I will in no wise cast out."

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Have you ever been frustrated to the point that you have to either walk away or say something you may regret later? No. You just haven’t spoken to enough people yet. Hahaha

What is the best policy when one is talking religion, politics, science, or television and the one just can’t seem to “make” the other agree or “see it my way”?

Maybe we should step back and take a moment to relax. Sometimes I think we get into discussions and all we really hear is ourselves. Instead of listening to the other side so we can intelligently agree or disagree, we often spend the time they are talking merely thinking of a “good” reply to “slam” them with.

What that leaves us with is no discussion “between” each other, but “at” each other; with both sides only hearing, “Blah, blah, blah”.

Proverbs 18:13 says, “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.”

So next time, why don’t we, including me, listen first, then agree or disagree intelligently.

1 comment:

leslie said...

i always find the delicate extraction from someone 'educating me' in said types of discussion the difficulty.
i find myself listening for an exit instead of an interaction.

John Bunyan

To be saved is to be preserved in the faith to the end. 'He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.' (Mt. 24:13) Not that perseverance is an accident in Christianity, or a thing performed by human industry; they that are saved 'are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.' (1 Pet. 1: 3-6) But perseverance is absolutely necessary to the complete saving of the soul…. He that goeth to sea with a purpose to arrive at Spain, cannot arrive there if he be drowned by the way; wherefore perseverance is absolutely necessary to the saving of the soul.