Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Meaning: The rash or inexperienced will attempt things that wiser people are more cautious of.
So. In a couple comments from yesterday, birth control was mentioned, as in, wondering about the okay-ness with God.
And you know? That reminded me of something: For eight years in this blog, I've tried to only address subjects/Bible verses which I feel God has given me some insight/wisdom/failed-and-sometimes-passed test experience.
And I leave the rest alone.
Why? Because oh my... I've seen some Christian bloggers (often women) try to tie-up huge, controversial subjects in a neat little bow called a blog post and it's like watching the proverbial train wreck. Some readers come away feeling smug and others feel only devastation and deeper despair. I've shuddered (and seen red!) as I've watched Christian bloggers--usually without mercy-- venture into areas where not only angels, but seasoned, wise, compassionate pastors and theologians fear to tread.
And I refuse to do that, especially considering that teachers are held to a stricter, scarier standard.
So I will continue to write about only the lessons God's taught me through my own
"There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you." ... James 2:13
"If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing." ... 1 Corinthians 13:1,2