Just as God’s perfect love cannot be disassociated from his just wrath, our love for the lost must include the sharp edge of truth, cutting through the very decay that blinds the sinner to their disease of sin.
God truly is the surgeon of the heart, but unless we are willing to be the unpleasant sharp blade the patient will die. Transversely, no one ever engaged in precision surgery using a baseball bat. The same God who is the master surgeon is also the artisan who perfectly hones the blades he can use in his miracle surgeries, and he is the very autoclave necessary to make sure pathogens are not introduced. Unless we submit to the grinding of our dullness, and the heat of routine purification, we cannot be useful, and our purpose for being created is wasted.
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