More often than not we don’t know what causes people to act how they do. That’s why it’s always appropriate to extend grace. Always.
One of the great things about the Christmas season is the anticipation. Excitement runs high leading up to Christmas. There is so much to look forward to; the feelings around the season can’t be beat. But what do you do when it’s over?
A house needs to be built on a solid foundation or it will crack, sag, and even collapse. In the same way your life needs to be built on the foundation of God’s Word so you won’t be swept away by false teaching.
In times of great stress we need a solid foundation to fall back upon. It is in those moments of panic and fear our training kicks in and we realize even though we feel lost and alone, it's not truth. God is with us.
Once we understand that sin and death have been companions since they entered the world through Adam’s disobedience, we can then begin to see the different destinations of those who believe versus those who do not.
If we are struggling with distrust and how to relate to the leader after their failure we need to look at our own attitudes first.
Prejudice is a heart problem. We adopt sinful attitudes towards others and recognizing them is the first step towards removing the blinders and—with God’s help—begin seeing the truth.