Holiness is not sinlessness; it is the ability to see what is worth protecting and then say no to sin to protect our yes to love.
Referencing John 3:17, it says Jesus didn’t come to be judgmental over worldly issues, but to pay a price to bring God’s original design and purpose back to the world. When we speak over the world what it is supposed to be, we give it an opportunity to be transformed instead of destroyed.
When we begin to discern God’s heart, not just the injustice, we live past our generation’s eyes and see with God’s vision.
When you have empathy, compassion, passion, or a heart for justice, many of the things you discern will leave you feeling strongly emotional and spiritually sapped. You cannot stay at your starting point. God has given you discernment so you can pray and get His spiritual perspective. For everything you discern, there is a deeper, more original thought about it in God’s heart.
Servants, be submissive to your masters with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are good and kind, but also to those who are unreasonable. For this finds favor, if a person endures the sorrow of suffering unjustly because of an awareness of [the will of] God. After all, what kind of credit is there if, when you do wrong and are punished for it, you endure it patiently? But if when you do what is right and patiently bear [undeserved] suffering, this finds favor with God. For [as a believer] you have been called for this purpose, since Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you may follow in His footsteps. He committed no sin, nor was deceit ever found in His mouth. While being reviled and insulted, He did not revile or insult in return; while suffering, He made no threats [of vengeance], but kept entrusting Himself to Him who judges fairly. 1 Peter 2:18-23 AMP
[sorry, I didn’t write anything else this day. I don’t know what brought this about, if I was listening to a speaker or someone give a word, or if we were just sitting and abiding one evening and these things came. I feel it a shame not being able to remember if I was writing from within myself or paraphrasing someone else’s words, but it’s okay because the Lord’s heart is heard.]