Why is it that so many people take such pleasure in putting other people down. It’s called “Throwing Stones.” As I listened to Pastor Ed, from ABT this past week, I realized that this is a problem that dates way back, even before Christ. There is a saying that says, “People who live in glass houses, should not throw stones.” You allow people into your lives; you share your every personal and private selves with them; you befriend them, not allowing yourself to focus in on the large and vast amount of baggage that they themselves carry around with them refusing to let go of, only to have your life and your integrity put under a microscope of evaluation, to have bitter remarks begin to be made from the selfless extension that you have made of our lives and your family.
God gave us examples of times when we should actually throw stones. In the bible people threw stones as judgement, to kill a person who had offended or broken the law to various different degress. Whereas, King David literally hurled a stone at the giant Goliath, knocking him out and killing him with his own sword. But, Goliath was an enemy or an example of the devil. We SHOULD throw stones at and ultimately destroy our enemy which is the devil, but not at our friends. Not at our family. Not at each other. And most definitely, not at the ones we say we love or care for. It is a travesty when we allow ourselves to get to the point where we cannot be trusted to be let into the intimate lives of others. Where you go in, to scout out and look around or listen, for something to use for amunition later. And we take what we have seen or heard or have been told in the utmost confidence, and begin to use it for our benefit. To cover our flaws and inadequacies. SHAME ON YOU! God forgive you for the self centered breach of trust that you have allowed to happen. For you allowing yourself to dare to open your mouth against you beloved brother or sister, because YOU thought that YOU were justified and righteous enough and without SIN enough to do so. And we use social media’s like Facebook, Twitter and Texting to spread our venom, and cover our own selves. That is not of God. And if we ARE the ones who are throwing stones; gossiping, talking, backbitting, bring down, demeaning or belittling our brothers and sisters, we need to go back, take another long hard look at ourselves, and wonder very seriously, if we have been truly regenerated by the word and the works of our Lord. There is no question today. Only this statement of fact that was pressed upon me by the Lord. This is my opinion.
Now, let us hear what YOU have to say.