I’m working on a management discussion question and need an explanation to help me learn.
How dare they.
They threw you under the bus, again. You have always been nice to them, going out of your way to help them with their work when they fall short. You even invited them to church a few times because you heard them proclaim their disbelief in God.
See if I ever try to help you out again. You could use some God in your life. Unbelievable.
Pause! Itâ€™s easy to fall into the trap of thinking about nonbelievers that way, but itâ€™s so far from the way God has instructed us to be.
We can all use a reminder like the one Paul gave Titus: Godâ€™s people should be big-hearted and courteous because it wasnâ€™t too long ago we were just like the unbelievers we are now outraged by. The transformation that comes from salvation is not at all based on our own works but is from Godâ€™s grace. A heart that has been changed by grace exhibits humility and gentlenessâ€”the same gentleness God shows to us.
A heart that has been changed by grace exhibits humility and gentleness.
A relationship with Jesus is the primary difference between believers and non-believers. As Christians, the conviction we feel about right and wrong comes from having the Holy Spirit in our hearts. We did not earn our relationship with God, so it shouldnâ€™t make us feel entitled. In fact, it should do the opposite. When we realize just how undeserving we are and the magnitude of Jesusâ€™ gift of salvation through His death and resurrection, we arenâ€™t able to judge anyone else. Instead, our hearts long for them to experience the freedom and security we have stepped into.
â€œFor it is by grace you have been saved, through faithâ€”and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of Godâ€” not by works, so that no one can boastâ€ (Ephesians 2:8-9).Â