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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Weekly Bible study...

At our weekly Bible study... this year we started witrh Jesus healing the 10 lepers and only one came back to thank Him.
The discussion was that lepers in Jesus' time, were throw away people, as leprosy was so bad you just had to leave everything behind, and go else where, no one wanted to "know" you.

Now we did discuss other things besides what I want to mention here and now,.but.....

The main thing the leader brough out of the lesson was that we should bring our past messes to the front and use it as a message to others.
I do not always agree with that,.

My point being that I don't agree with the fact that we have to bring past mistakes and awful times
back to our present and go over it, all over again.

What's wrong with quietly forgetting the past, after having made restitution with God, and dwelling on it?

Not that I have not used things from the past to help others....I have....but
well.....I did not agree with her.....what do you think?
Was I wrong?




  1. I agree with you yaddy. I have wrestled with us one before myself. I believe some people do benefit from sharing their pasts with others, it may be healing for them, but I certainly don't think it is for all people.

    My messes are between me and Him.

  2. I linked to this post on my blog. I hope it generates discussion:)

  3. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. -2Cor 1:4

    Good guide for us to know when to share with others.

  4. Hi Yaddy,

    I came at Ma's suggestion, and I like your question too!

    I myself don't like to dwell on past mistakes. I do think it is good to be mindful of our shortcomings in that it does have several benefits:

    1. keeps us humble
    2. reminds us of "how great a salvation" Jesus saved us with
    3. keeps us in empathy of other's shortcomings, reminding us we are no different, just as prone to error.
    4. helps our witness, because others might be more receptive if they see that we understand and are not "judging" them

    There are probably more reasons, but those are the ones that come to mind at the present. :)

    1. thank you all for your good replies....
      I appreciate them.