One of the most dangerous elements to leveling God’s Love, Acceptance and Forgiveness to a few is it causes you to level other areas of God’s kingdom as well. If you think that because someone “sins” differently than you God doesn’t Love them as much as you – LOOK OUT – you have a huge life lesson coming and it wont be an easy pill!
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:1-3
For Jesus to say this at this time and to these people, it was a total shock! I am sure that at this point many wanted to get Jesus out of the heat and get Him to the nearest good Jewish Psychiatrist!
Children in this day were to be silent around adults for they didn’t know anything of any importance! Shut them up, sit them in the corner and when necessary beat them so they remembered how stupid they were!
This was a total put down to all the hard working, law abiding, tithe paying and temple going self-righteous people who followed Jesus! So why did Jesus say it?
In a nutshell if you level God’s Great Love beyond human comprehension or any other part of His kingdom – you will level other areas as well – including bring condemnation down on yourself!
It sounds something like this, one day you see a prostitute and inside you say, “OH! I must remember to pray for her, oh this world is falling apart, but for the Grace of God there go I!” To this God says, “Go Love her, she is your sister, I don’t see any difference between you and her and she needs a warm meal and to see my Great Love for her!” To this the devil encourages your first voice and says, “Yes let’s bring her up at prayer meeting!” And her pain compounds as she looks in your eyes and sees she isn’t good enough for God’s Love!
Be a child! Judge no one! Play with everyone and Never let your sandbox be an exclusive club – because in God’s kingdom and with God’s Love we are ALL the same!