By Patrick Hawthorne
“If they had a social gospel in the days of the prodigal son, somebody would have given him a bed and a sandwich and he never would have gone home.” ~ Vance Havner
Seeing this quote posted on Facebook the other day, I read through it several times to ensure that I was fully comprehending the heart behind the message. If I understand Mr. Havner correctly, he is saying that sometimes well meaning Christian’s may actually become an obstacle rather than a light because of their service to others.
There are times when we, the Body of Jesus Christ, need to forgo the act of providing excessive comfort to some in order for them to realize just how much they need to be saved from the muck they have been wallowing in. To this, I definitely agree. It’s called, “Tough Love.” Or, as Paul said, “Ya don’t work, ya don’t eat.” (2 Thess 3:10). What do you think? Be blessed