For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is their shame. Their mind is on earthly things (Philippians 3:18-19).
Even with tears.
That’s the part that gets me.
Paul was not exulting over his enemies. He wept over them, because he knew the truth.
They weren’t really his enemies.
They were Christ’s.
And as such, they were utterly, thoroughly lost.
We all know people like this, folks who are far more concerned with their stuff life than their spiritual life. We shake our heads in their general direction, we sigh at their shallowness, we may even pity them.
But do we weep?
Do I weep?
Father God, give me your eyes, your tears, your heart today. Let me care–no matter how much it hurts.
Happy Friday, Beloved