The Ballestero Blog

"That's what I'm talking about!"

Posts Tagged ‘Bible

I Hope They Find Fault With You!

with 5 comments

I Hope They Find Fault With You.

No, really I do! Don’t get hasty and jump to conclusions though. I don’t hate you at all. I do not even dislike you even a little bit. I’m your good friend. But that being said, I hope they find fault with you.

You may think that you are already loaded down with bad things. You may feel overwhelmed with the things you presently are enduring. Yet the good “Brother-in-Christ” that I am, I pray that your critics find fault with you every day.

My words may seem heartless to you right now. They may even cause you to wince and look the other way. However, I am most sincere.

  • Do I wish you pain? Absolutely not!
  • Do I wish you trials and heartache? You’re Not Even Close!
  • Do I wish more people disliked you? No Way!
  • Do I wish you to become alone and friendless? Oh my, no!
  • Do I wish you to become discouraged? Never!

Then Why Would I Hope That Others Find Fault In You?

When everyone finds fault with you, doesn’t that mean something is horribly wrong? Would your first response be to try to fix whatever the problem is? I don’t know for sure. Maybe.

But, in this case, my desire for you to be criticized and others find fault with you is meant as a good thing. What sounds even crazier to you right now is that I truly want everyone to find fault with me, the most.

Where did my twisted thinking come from? It came from the Bible, of course!

Daniel 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

Daniel 6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Daniel 6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

The only fault that the critics and enemies of Daniel could find was that he loved the law of his God!

Like They Did To Daniel, I Hope They Find Fault With You Too!

 

 

(So… Are we still friends, after me scaring you like that?)

 

 

Written by Martyn Ballestero

February 13, 2012 at 12:47 am

Posted in God's Word

Tagged with ,