I read some of my posts and I am astonished at their content. More than that, I am astonishing to see how many follow this blog.
I do not have a tendency to speak softly. And the audience to which I continually speak is important to note.
I rarely speak to the righteous, except to encourage true faith. For I had not lived as one of you for the majority of my life. Other than the truth of Christ, I have no counsel for those who have warred in the trenches all their days.
But I speak to those from whom I came. I know their language and their doings, for I was one of them. I speak to the wicked and the vulgar, the thieves, the liars, the murderers of soul and heart, for this is what I was.
I have come to despise the man I was. Therefore I despise the ways of those I lived among. But despising a man’s ways does not mean I despise the man. Rather, because of Christ Jesus, I love them enough to risk their hatred. And I trust the power of God within me to stand boldly!
By His Grace