Jim Wilson is the retired director of Community Christian Ministries in Moscow, Idaho. He will be posting regularly, so check back in soon!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Contempt for Kindness

Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, tolerance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness leads you toward repentance? (Romans 2:4 NIV)

Here we see a funny confrontation: contempt for kindness. The requirement of God that man should repent is seldom regarded by man as an act of kindness of God. Yet it is! The next sentence tells us that “your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart” are the means of “storing up wrath against yourself.”

In ministering the Good News with love and kindness, occasionally we run into contempt and stubbornness.

(An excerpt from On Being a Christian by Jim Wilson)

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