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“…It seems that some people are really good at tearing down, at exposing sin, at pointing out all that’s wrong. But they are lacking in grace and the ability to bring the healing power of the gospel into people’s lives. They can cut you open, but they can’t get the cancer out, let alone see that you heal.

It is easier to tear down and destroy than to build back up. It is far easier to expose all that’s wrong than to constructively and winsomely model in our teaching and our lives how to live in a manner pleasing to the Lord. It is easier to play the part of the convicting prophet than to point people to the great high priest who can cleanse the conscience and forgive sin. We must be able to both, and to always do the former with the latter in view.”
Thad Noyes