(August 15, 2015)
I was really impressed by the language here that we were instructed to speak evil of no man. The reminder that each of us were foolish until we were changed by the power of God is a pointed one. I was blessed by a Father who never let go of me, even when He certainly would have been justified in doing so. During that time of foolishness, I was as bad or worse than those who frustrate me.
Instead of speaking evil of them, then, I am far better to hope and to pray that the Lord doesn’t let go of them, either. That He finds a was to bring them back to Him and change them by His power. To hope for their future rather than condemn them for their present.