You’re not allowed to cherrypick the Scripture to suit what you’re wanting at the time or moment.
You’re NOT supposed to choose what pleases you and what doesn’t. You don’t get to be compassionate one minute, then wrathful and jealous another day. Yes, that’s human nature and that’s a different matter entirely.. but when you’re pretending and cosplaying a persona you aren’t… you don’t have that right to push that on someone else by pretending it came from the Belief. It came from YOU, not Yahuah.
I see this growing trend in Faith that entails choosing what pleases your tastes at the moment and hiding behind “Well, Yahuah has guided me this way” instead of saying what is truly on your heart. Confessing the heart is a way to grow together and closer to your brothers and sisters. It’s not meant to divide us…. and hiding behind Yahuah’s teachings is shameful.
There’s not a single part of me that is sinless and without blame today but I accept what is from Yahuah/Yahusha/the Ruach and what is from my own self. I see the reality and truth of things in my pathway and I am accepting that this is the way things are and will be. I am NOT trying to use Yahuah’s words to hide myself behind and take advantage of things for whatever reason. I am fed up with people doing this.
You either ARE compassionate, or you’re not.
You’re faithful, or you’re not.
You’re loyal, or you’re not.
You’re committed, or you’re not.
You’re loving and helpful, or you’re not.
There is no middle ground. You don’t get to say “Well, ___________ BUT _________” because anything you say after the “but” is what you truly mean. You’re just hiding behind the first part of the sentence to soften the blow of the truth.
I don’t understand why we can’t eliminate the “but” part and be truthful… just the way Yahusha taught us to be. There is no hiding on judgment day. There is only Yahusha, Yahuah, and the Truth. And you need to be held accountable for these things… there’s no way to get away from them. I am already being held to my curses and I am trying to accept their grudges as best I can. But denial and deflection won’t get you anywhere in the end.