Well, God can understand it! And did something that Jeremiah didn’t know about yet... died on a cross to save it. That’s the point.
The gospel imbues the deep believer with a new energy. An energy that seeks FIRST to pull the sinner from the grip of sin, and comes on with unusual weapons of love and kindness as well as rebukes that are focused at evil and which do not constitute broadside damnations of people. If the need arises to protect one’s community from deadly danger it can use the sword but that is not the first choice and it is never selfish — a martyrdom is preferred to selfish warfare. Quite a different tune than the world sings.
I really like what you said here. Makes no sense to my flesh, but does to my spirit!
Well said! Well said, Hi-Tech!