How many say, “I dropped out of church” or “I’m not interested in church” or “I can’t trust people in church” or “Just not interested in God” …
someone who claims to be a Christian hurt them?
It’s sad that a Christian didn’t act like a Christian. That someone was a hypocrite. That a person who claims to be a Christ follower acted like a jerk—or worse—inflicting soul-wounds on another person.
But, you know something?
It’s not fair to judge God by something a rotten human being did.
Humans have sinned—since the first two of them. Humans fail. Humans can be hypocritical. They can hurt others. They can be downright nasty.
And humans who are Christians—or say they are—can disappoint.
Some of these hurts are very deep.
They can leave scars.
But people shouldn’t judge God by people.
People are on one spectrum, but God is:
- love (1 John 4:8)
- perfect (Deuteronomy 32:4)
- good (1 Chronicles 16:34)
- faithful (Psalm 119:90)
- merciful (Psalm 103:8)
- kind (Psalm 117:2)
- full of grace and truth (John 1:14)
- caring (1 Peter 5:7)
God doesn’t disappoint. He can’t. He wants to save every single soul. He gives light to every person. He wants to have a relationship with us.
He loves you.
Without holding back.
God is infinitely greater than any person.
Don’t reject His house because of sinful people.
And, more importantly, don’t reject Him because some of the people who go to church don’t act like Christians. Someone wisely said, “The church is a hospital.” The truth is that everyone at church is needy, and the Lord is the Great Physician.
Don’t give up on God.
He never gave up on you.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life (John 3:16).